1 in coma, 13 hurt after shuttle boat rams into Kobe Airport facility
Japan Today -- Jul 27
One woman fell into a coma and 13 others were injured Wednesday night after a passenger boat rammed into a facility of Kobe Airport in Hyogo Prefecture in western Japan, firefighters said.

There were both light and serious injuries sustained in the accident, according to the 5th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters in Kobe and firefighters. The 84-ton ship was en route from Kansai International Airport in neighboring Osaka Prefecture to Kobe Airport.

The operator of the ferry service quoted the captain as saying the collision occurred after he lost his bearings. The president of the company offered apologies to the passengers.

神戸空港近くの海上で26日夜、高速船が空港の誘導灯に衝突し、乗客14人が重軽傷を負いました。 神戸市消防局などによりますと、午後9時半ごろ、神戸空港近くの海上で「高速船が空港の誘導灯に衝突した」と通報がありました。
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