Tanker aground, oil leak, crew evacuated: UPDATE

Feb. 11, 2017 at 13:14 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Feb 11 evening UPDATE: all 18 crew were evacuated, said no injures, but morning reports did mention injures.
First news:
Product tanker SAGAN in rough weather ran aground on western coast of Suwanosejima island, Tokara Islands, Japan, East China Sea Nakanoshima Channel, at around 0600 Tokyo time Feb 11, while en route from Taiwan to, judging from track, Japan. Vessel understood to be in load. As of 0100 UTC Feb 11, at least 5 crew, out of 18, were evacuated, injures reported. There is a leak, reportedly growing.

Tanker aground, oil leak, crew evacuated: UPDATE