A Japanese Ferry Reportedly Hits A Whale Injuring At Least 80 Passengers

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A Japanese hydrofoil ship which was en route to Sado Island from the port of Niigata has reportedly hit marine life most likely a whale. A statement released reveals that the ferry hit marine life during the journey which caused the damage. While it has not been definitively confirmed that the Japanese ferry hit a whale it is believed that the level of impact damage indicates the ferry likely hit a whale. The Japanese ferry is propelled by a high pressure jet of seawater and can travel at speeds of up to 80 kph. Japan ferry hits whale injuring more than 80 on board. More than 80 people were injured after a Japanese ferry en route to Sado Island hit what is thought to have been a whale in the Sea of Japan. More than 80 people were injured when a Japanese ferry collided with marine life that officials believe was a whale. The ferry the Associated Press reported. The seriously injured passengers could be seen being removed from the ship on stretchers when the boat docked. One crew member told the national broadcaster NHK that he had seen a large white body on the waters surface just before the accident

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