TOKYO, 1 Jul — RIA Novosti, Ivan Zakharchenko. Sinking of Japanese tanker “Awamaru” with 450 tons of caustic alkali on Board taken to shore where the unloading of chemicals, passed on Saturday Agency Kiodo.
According to him, on Board the tanker were 4 people, they all saved and were not injured. Fuel leakage or release into the environment of chemicals has not occurred.
On Board the “Awamaru”, whose length is 50 meters, is sodium hydroxide solid caustic alkaline substance, also known as caustic soda.
As previously reported, the cause of the sinking of the tanker in the port of Tokuyama Japanese Prefecture of Yamaguchi, was a violation of equilibrium. The angle of inclination of the hull was 22 degrees, there was a danger of full immersion of the vessel in the water.