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SHIP NAME: Shin Kakogawa Maru KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source Japan FSA
type A
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No 1 hold flooded. Ore loaded.

Hull cracked in heavy weather and taking water in No 1 hold in lat 34.00S, long 27.05E on June 6, 1994. Severe damage to structure near No 7 hold.


source Woinin
type C
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1994-June 10. 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.


source NKK
type C
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In June 1994, a capsized [sic] bulk carrier classed with out Society had hold flooding in No 1 cargo hold off South Africa after departing Port Dampier, Aust. Unfortunately, she could not take refuge into port because of her increased draft due to hold flooding and therefore had to be exposed to heavy weather off Africa for more than a month. However, she did not sink because bulkhead between No 1 cargo hold and No 2 cargo hold withstood the heavy weather.


source CTX
type C
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No Australian report?

Captain Woinin is probably wrong about flooding of No 2 on the grounds she would have sunk.

The rare NKK statement resulted from the bulkhead failure on the Giga 2, 1996-11-05. Somehow this hull failure becomes an example of how strong the ship is.