Capesize SHIN KAKOGAWA MARU, Japan, built 1981, 70595grt, 124292dwt, on
passage from Port Dampier to Gijon sustains a cracks 6m long in shell plate
during bad weather off Richards Bay.
The crew is disembarked by helicopter as
the ship is very low on water on June 13,
with hold 1 and 2 flooded and structural damage in hold 7.
As the ship did not sink, she was later towed to
the bay of Nacala (Mozambique) and temporary repaired.