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Peru Sentences Japan Skipper in Sub Deaths

June 25, 1989|From United Press International

LIMA, Peru — A court sentenced the captain of a Japanese fishing boat to two years in prison for his role in a 1988 collision that sank a Peruvian submarine, killing eight sailors, judicial officials said Friday.

In addition to the sentence handed to captain Tsukasa Okado, the pilot and watchman were sentenced to one year in prison.

The accident occurred Aug. 26 off the Peruvian port of Callao when the Japanese boat Kyowa Maru, fishing without authorization in Peruvian territorial waters, struck the submarine Pacocha.

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