Report: Japanese submarine collides with civilian vessel in southern Japan waters

Monday, November 20th 2006, 9:51 pm
By: News On 6

TOKYO (AP) A Japanese submarine collided with a civilian vessel Tuesday in southern Japan waters, news reports said.

The Maritime Self-Defense Forces submarine collided with an unidentified civilian boat during surfacing exercise off the coast of Miyazaki on Japan's southern island of Kyushu, Kyodo News agency and public broadcaster NHK said.

No injuries were reported among the submarine crew members. Details of the Japanese civilian vessel were not immediately known, the reports said.