JS Atago (DDG-177) in 2012
|Name:||JS Atago (DDG-177)|
|Builder:||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki, Nagasaki|
|Laid down:||April 5, 2004|
|Launched:||August 24, 2005|
|Commissioned:||March 15, 2007|
|Identification:||MMSI number: 431999686|
|Class and type:||Atago-class destroyer|
|Length:||560 ft (170 m)|
|Beam:||68.9 ft (21.0 m)|
|Draft:||20.3 ft (6.2 m)|
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h)|
|Aircraft carried:||1 x SH-60K helicopter|
On February 19 (JST, February 18-UTC), 2008, Atago collided with and destroyed a civil fishing boat. Two fishermen were missing, and they have not been found. Two of Atago's crewmen who had been prosecuted with the charges of professional negligence after the accident were found not guilty.
- "Search after Japan navy collision". BBC News. 2008-02-19. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
- Sieg, Linda (2008-02-19). "High-tech Japan warship collides with fishing boat". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
- Maritime law again downplayed in lawsuit over MSDF Aegis crash killing 2 fishermen
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