Tanker ship sinks in Tokyo Bay
NHK -- Jan 16
An oil tanker is sinking after colliding with a gravel carrier in Tokyo Bay. Oil is spilling from the tanker.

The Japan Coast Guard says it was notified of the accident by the tanker crew shortly after noon on Saturday.

The collision occurred between the city of Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, and Kisarazu City.

An early report says there were no injuries among the 3-member crew, as they moved onto the gravel carrier.

東京湾でタンカーが砂利運搬船と衝突して沈没。乗組員は全員避難。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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