High-speed ferry collided with object, 7 injured, Kobe UPDATE
July 27 Update: One woman fell into a coma and 13 others were injured, according to Japan Today latest on BAY SHUTTLE high-speed ferry accident. “The operator of the ferry service quoted the captain as saying the collision occurred after he lost his bearings. The president of the company offered apologies to the passengers. Firefighters said one of the passengers alerted them about the accident, in which the ship collided with a guiding light structure of the airport on a man-made island located in the northwestern part of Osaka Bay at around 9:30 p.m.” - writes Japan Today.
High-speed ferry BAY SHUTTLE, connecting Kansai and Kobe airports, collided with unidentified object in the evening July 26, at least seven passengers were injured. Injured passengers were taken to hospital or treated on the pier, ferry’s damages not reported. There are two such crafts on BAY SHUTTLE service, of 84 GT, capacity 110 passengers, speed up to 30 knots. On a photo one of those shuttles.