Saturday, February 23, 2008
A crew member on lookout duty on the Maritime Self-Defense Force Aegis destroyer Atago saw a light believed to be that of a fishing boat 12 minutes before the two vessels collided, it was learned Wednesday. However, it also was learned that the radar crew of the 7,750-ton Atago did not notice the Seitoku Maru prior to the collision, according to the Defense Ministry.
Friday, February 22, 2008
LEE COUNTY: After a boating accident, five men on a business trip from Fort Wayne, Indiana were ejected and all of them had to paddle to shore on a boat's engine hood from the Monroe Channel.The boaters ran into a pole out on the water. Emergency workers say they probably hit the pole because it was not lit. Officials on the scene added the men actually had to paddle for over two hours, while sitting on top of the engine hatch, just to get back to shore.