Containership ACX Crystal Collision with US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald

June 17, 2017

On June 17, 2017, about 01:30 Japan Standard Time, ACX Crystal, a containership chartered by NYK collided with US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald at 20km off the coast of Shimoda, Shizuoka prefecture in Japan.

There were no injuries on board ACX Crystal, or oil spill from the vessel, it is understood that, however, a couple of sailors of the USS Fitzgerald are missing according to the Japan Coast Guard. Our thoughts and deep concerns go out to all those directly affected.

NYK has established a Crisis-Management Headquarters, and fully cooperated with an investigation by the Japan Coast Guard together with the Shipowner.

•Principal Particulars for ACX Crystal

Gross Tonnage (G/T) : 29,093 tons
Length Overall : 222.60 meters
Flag : Republic of the Philippines
Built : 2008
Captain : Ronald Advincula
Crew : 20 seafarers (All Filipino)
Cargo : General cargo
Ship Charterer : NYK Line

We would like to express our sincere apologies to you and will notify you as soon as we have further information.


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