The sinking of a passenger ship off the coast of Kagawa Prefecture Captain “That course passed for the first time” November 22 5:31
The 45-year-old captain, who was arrested for sinking a ship in shallow water after a passenger ship with 62 elementary school students on a school trip off the coast of Kagawa Prefecture, told NHK and other media that it was the first time he had sailed around the site.
On the 19th of this month, when a passenger ship with 62 sixth graders on a school trip sank off the coast of Sakede City, Kagawa Prefecture, many children jumped into the sea waiting for rescue, and some children waited for rescue on a flooded ship.
The Takamatsu Coast Guard arrested a 45-year-old captain of Takamatsu City on suspicion of business negligence and danger of traffic, but released him on The 21st for allegedly sailing a passenger ship without sufficiently confirming the existence of the rocky area and sinking it in shallow water.
The captain told NHK and other media that it was the first time he had passed the course, and revealed that it was the first time he had sailed the waters around the site by boat.
The Coast Guard believes that the captain was sailing the ship without fully recognizing the large number of rocks around the site, and will continue to investigate it at will in the future.