After all, that’s what you would do with an old computer hard drive – right?
Unfortunately, according to the Yomiuri Shimbun, no such precautions were taken in relation to the 106-ton Takachiho.
Yes, weapons and radio systems were removed from the vessel but the navigation data recording system was left intact in the control room, says the newspaper.
As a result, the Japanese Coast Guard has informed its regional headquarters nationwide that in future thorough checks must be conducted to ensure navigation data has been wiped clean whenever vessels are sold.
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