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Only minor damage to box ship that collided with USS Fitzgerald

Written by Nick Blenkey
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ACX Crystal seen shortly after arrival in Tokyo

JUNE 19, 2017 — ACX Crystal, the containership that collided with the USS Fitzgerald on June 17, arrived at Oi Terminal in Tokyo the next day and started unloading.

The Philippine-flag ship is on charter to NYK Line and appears to have incurred only relatively minor damage to the bow.

NYK says tha there were no injuries on board ACX Crystal as a result of the collision and no oil spill from the vessel.

NYK says it is fully cooperating with an investigation by the Japan Coast Guard together with the shipowner, which it identifies as Dainichi-Invest Corporation.

Principal Particulars for ACX Crystal
Gross Tonnage (G/T) : 29,093 tons
Length Overall : 222.60 meters
Flag : Republic of the Philippines
Built : In 2008
Captain : Ronald Advincula
Crew : 20 seafarers (All Filipino)
Cargo : General cargo
Ship Charterer : NYK Line

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