Jan 4 (Mon): A soil/sand workboat floated off by 20 km. / In front of the gate, about 30 citizens protested against resuming landfill work.

On Dec 30, two days before the year-end, a spud barge and tug boat were found 20 km away, stranded at the Nakama beach of the Onna Village. The spud barge, 55m long, and tug boat, 14m long, were tied together and anchored in the sea surrounding Sesoko Island in Motobu Town. They drifted off because their anchor came off for an unknown cause. Nobody was on board at that time, and the vessels caused neither oil leakage nor damage to the coral reefs.


(In front of Camp Schwab Gate)

Landfill work started again. While everyone was still in a festive New Year’s mood, 30 or more people gathered at the tent. For an unknown reason, the gate’s security guards are now from Alsok and not from Teikoku Keibi. Some security guards appeared confused with their new and unfamiliar work at the protest site. I can sympathize with them. You will find such guard work no place in Japan but Okinawa.

In any case, Alsok replacing the notorious Teikoku Keibi will settle the confusion in front of the gate.

A total of 98 large vehicles entered the military base but no concrete mixer trucks.


There was no soil and sand shipping out from the Awa and Shiokawa piers.


Number of dump trucks to date and percentage against the total

The estimation calculated on the basis of the number of ruckloads serves only as a reference.

Number of dump trucks which made delivery from December 2018 to the end of December 2020 302,705(3.746%)

Jan,2(Sat) 4(Mon) 5(Tue) 6(Wed) 7 (Thu) 8(Fri)
Awa 0 0
Shiokawa 0 0


Number of dump trucks
Weightt of earth/sand


Converted to volume


Volume per Total


302,705 1,513,525 t 756,763㎥ 3.746 %
※ Cumulative since Dec. 1, 2019
※① Calculated by assuming that the average truckload per dump truck would be 5 tons
※② Calculated by assuming that a specific weight of soil/sand set to be 2
※③ Percentage against 20.200.000m3, the total volume of earth and sand required for the landfill.



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