i was reading Maritime Monday this morning and stumbled accross the blurb about the collision involving the Nisshin Maru and another Marshall Islands-flagged ship in the Japanese Islands. is this the same Nisshin Maru of whale wars fame?
first off, no article ive read says exactly WHAT ship sank, all it said was that 2 NM crew are missing, and the other two were rescued. it seems like 4 crew is not a lot, but can you run a large stern trawler with just 4 crew? i would guess so, but i dont know. i read that it was moving from Kure to Kawasaki, so perhaps a skeleton crew for a repositioning trip?
second, it says that the Nisshin is 199gt, but everything ive read puts her closer to 8000gt.
could this be a different NM?