A tour boat cruising in Tokyo Bay caught on fire and sank early in the afternoon on July 19.
A passenger on the tour boat called the maritime emergency number at around 1 p.m. saying that their boat’s engine had caught fire. Ten people aboard the boat were rescued by a Japan Coast Guard ship. No injuries have been reported.
According to the Tokyo Coast Guard Office and other sources, the boat was cruising near the Tokyo Gate Bridge when the fire broke out. The burning boat was spewing black smoke before it sank into the bay. The Japan Coast Guard and other authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.
Source : Mainichi