JDS Kuruma.

Here’s an interesting web page on the collision between JDS Kuruma, a MSDF helicopter destroyer, and MV Carina Star, a South Korean container ship. The accident occurred October 27th, 2009, in the Kanmon Strait between the Japanese islands of Kyushu and Honshu.

I had just been through–or rather under–the Kanmon Strait a week earlier, taking the bullet train from Fukuoka to Kyoto. The train bridges the two islands underwater, so I saw nothing, of course.


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A contributor and editor at the blog War Is Boring, Kyle Mizokami started Japan Security Watch in 2010 to further understand Japan's defenses and security policy.
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