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Shells fired at two patrol boats(San'in Shimpo)

From Takeshima, during patrol watch
Patrol boats of the Sakai Coast Guard Office have once again been shelled from Takeshima, remote islands now in the spotlight as the focus of an international dispute. The Sakai Coast Guard Office reports that its patrol boat "Hekura" (450 tons) captained by Matsuura Shoichi (43) and the patrol boat “Oki” (450 tons) captained by Tsurumi Seikichi (43) of the Maizuru 8th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters left Sakai Port at noon on the 19th for a survey of Takeshima, and after spending a night at Saigo Port in Oki, departed from there for Takeshima on the early evening of the 20th. At around 6 a.m. on the 21st, while patrolling two miles out to sea near Higashijima Island in Takeshima, five 3-inch shells were suddenly fired at the patrol boat "Hekura" from the summit of the island, but as the shells fell into the sea about one meter ahead of the vessel, no damage was suffered.

Document title Shells fired at two patrol boats(San'in Shimpo)
Date created (Western calendar) November 23, 1954
Date created (Japanese era) November 23, Showa 29
Author(s) / Editor(s)
Publisher San'in Shimposha
(now the San'in Chuo Shimpo Newspaper Co.)
Name of publication San'in Shimpo
Content An article reporting that shells were fired at the patrol boats "Hekura" and "Oki" from Takeshima on November 21, 1954.
Language Japanese
Public access Open
Repository Shimane Prefectural Library (Japanese Only)New Window
Medium Microfilm
Copies 1 page
Reference No. T1954112300102
How to access View at Shimane Prefectural Library.