Okikawa Maru

Philippines,Asia

The tanker Okikawa Maru was laid down at Kawasaki in March 1943 for the company Kawasaki Kisen K.K, and was launched 1.August that same year. She had an active service in the Pacific during second world war, extensively used by the Imperial Japanese navy. She arrived Coron 22.September 1944 and was attacked and damaged by airplanes from US Navy's Task Force 38. Two weeks later, 9.October 1944 she was attacked again by American airplanes and sunk. The wreck rest today on a depth of approximately 12 to 26 meter at Busuanga in Coron Bay.


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Okikawa Maru

149,7 x 20,4 x 8,8 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
10241 grt
Kawasaki ( JP ) 1943
Kobe ( JP )

GPS: 12°01'10" N 119°58'07" E
( Source: Busuanga Lodge Divers )


Picture: Okikawa Maru
Courtesy of Pandan


Last updated: January 2021