Para los poliglotas Tsunami, lastima que luego no sigan hablando en japonés.
En las primeras imágenes que nos dieron del maremoto se apreciaba a un pesquero Japones cobrando cadena y preparándose para dar máquina, segundos antes de que les alcance la ola se ve una humareda negra y como pasa la rompiente por los pelos, luego el cámara se pierde en otras imágenes. En el video de abajo, se puede ver como lo habrían visto desde dentro de un barco.
Ademas de estos afortunados del vídeo, hubo un montón más de barcos mercantes dañados, en la parte positiva, entre los embarcados prácticamente no hubo muertos, aunque sí, algún herido, y los mercantes se mostraron como buenas fortalezas para superar, tanto el terremoto, como el maremoto posterior, así que si os pilla por el muelle o por el puerto correr a la escala real mas cercana es una buena opción.
Listado de Mercantes dañados (en ingles)
Bulk carrier Katsura (106400 gt, built 2010) was swept off the berth and caused damage to the berth and shore cranes in Kashima Port due to tsunami on Mar 11.During the incident, Katsura, product tanker Golden Grace (6220 gt, built 2005) and vessel Sun Prince was in contact with each other. Vessels Katsura and Golden Grace still remains in Kashima Port.
CHINA STEEL INTEGRITY
Bulk Carrier M/V China Steel Integrity, (91178 gt, built 2002), loaded with iron ore,was forced aground by the tsunami off Kashima. The ship sustained with some damage to the hull and machineries, but no injury was reported and no oil leaked from the vessel.
Drill ship Chikyu (57087 gt, built 2005)was struck by the giant tsunami which hit Japan on Mar 11, as it was positioning itself for drilling off Hachinohe in Japan’s northeast coast. The vessel, which had on board 48 elementary students on an exposure trip, survived the tsunami but lost its navigation equipment. No students were harmed and they were evacuated by helicopter yesterday. The Chikyu, the world’s largest scientific deep sea drill ship, was doing earthquake research when the tsunami struck. The vessel is owned by the Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology.
Bulk carrier Shiramizu (50464 GT, built 2005) sustained hull damage as a result of the tsunami which struck Japan on Mar 11. The vessel was unloading 70,000 tons of industrial coal at the port of Soma when the tsunami hit. Shiramizu sustained flooding in both its ballast and fuel tanks. An indeterminate amount of oil is reported to have leaked from the vessel.
LONG MU WAN
According to the Guangzhou Salvage Bureau, fully cellular containership Long Mu Wan (42323 gt, built 1994),which was docked at the port of Kushiro, conducting engine oil pump repairs, was damaged by the Japanese tsunami. All mooring ropes snapped and the vessel was forced to try and anchor in the port basin. The high waves caused the vessel to lose control with the stern making multiple contacts with the breakwater. The effective response measures on board the vessel ensured the safety of the crew, but the ship’s anchoring and mooring equipment, steering systems, propeller and rudder have sustained different degrees of damage. Damage to the hull was also sustained and the vesse was unable to proceed independently. The ship-owner asked the Chinese Ministry of Transport and Guangzhou Salvage Board to provide assistance. The Guangzhou Salvage Bureau, after discussions with the Ministry of Transport dispatched salvage tug De Yue, which sailed from Dalian at 2100, yesterday. The tug is expected to arrive at Kushiro on Mar 20 to tow the vessel back to China.
Bulk carrier Coral Ring (39659 gt, built 2006)was struck by the tsunami which hit Japan on Mar 11. The vessel, fully laden with 60,000 tons of coal, collided with the pier at Onahama port, damaging the hull. Filipino crewmembers abandoned ship as a result. One crew member was reported to be in a critical condition.
Gearbulk Holding Limited report that general cargo with container capacity Emu Arrow(36008 GT, built 1997),which was discharging cargo at Kashima, was damaged by the tsunami created by today’s earthquake off the north-eastern coast of Japan. The vessel is afloat a short distance from its berth, and is using its main engine and bow thruster to maintain position due to strong currents. The vessel is responding well. There are no reports of injuries to any of the crew members, and no listing or unusual trim of the vessel is reported. There is no sign of any pollution or water ingress, however damage assessment is continuing. Communication with the vessel continues to be sporadic and difficult.
Bulk carrier C.S.Victory (20212 gt, built 2003), loaded with kaolin in bulk, grounded during the tsunami at Ishinomaki on Mar 11.No injuries, leaks, water ingress or pollution were reported due to the incident. All crew left the vessel upon further instructions from the harbour-master
General cargo Asia Symphony was swept off the shore and aground in Kamaishi port, due to the tsunami on Mar 11.Minimal oil is involved.
Twenty-one Indonesian crew members were rescued from general cargo Kayo Maru (499 gt, built 1997) after it was hit by the tsunami off Japan on Mar 11. The Kayo Maru was anchored off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture at the time.
Three ships including Bulk carrier Tai Chung (22089 gt, built 1982), crude oil tanker Rokkosan (160066 gt, built 2003), and bulk carrier China Steel Integrity (91178 gt, built 2002)were in contact due to tsunami following the earthquake in Kashima Port on Mar 11. Although Tai Chung sustained damage to its hull, the vessel could navigate under its own power and arrived at Yokohama Port at around 1900 hrs, Mar 15. China Steel Integrity is still aground at Kashima.
— Lloyd’s Agents.