No less than thirteen individuals have been lifeless and two lacking on Sunday after a South Korean fishing boat collided with a refueling vessel and capsized, the coast guard stated.
An official from the Korea Coast Guard stated seven individuals have been rescued and the 2 lacking included the boat’s captain. He stated 22 individuals have been aboard the 9.eight-ton fishing boat that capsized after colliding with the 336-ton refueling vessel in waters off the port metropolis of Incheon.
The official spoke on situation of anonymity, citing workplace guidelines. The refueling vessel didn’t endure injury.
President Moon Jae-in ordered authorities to deploy as many helicopters and different plane as potential to seek for the lacking, based on his workplace.
The coast guard official stated 19 coast guard and naval vessels and 5 plane together with helicopters have been dispatched to the location. Authorities have been questioning the crew of the refueling vessel to find out the reason for the collision.
South Korea has seen its share of serious maritime accidents in recent times, together with the 2014 sinking of a ferry that killed greater than 300 individuals, principally schoolchildren. Greater than 50 fishermen died or went lacking months later after their vessel sank within the Bering Sea.
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