Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The transport ministry on Friday ordered Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line Ltd. to secure safety, after a captain’s drinking and inappropriate operation of a large cruise ship involved in an accident in Guam last December.
The ministry took the action under the marine transportation law.
On the night of Dec. 30, the 22,472-ton Nippon Maru, headed for Saipan, hit a U.S. naval pier in a port in Guam and sustained a hole near the stern and cracks, according to the company and others.
None of the 372 passengers or the 252 crew members aboard was injured.