At slightest 13 people have died after a fishing vessel collided with a 336-tonne tanker and capsized off South Korea’s west coast.
Two others were missing, South Korea’s seashore ensure said, as a hunt and rescue operation continued.
The franchised fishing boat, a Seonchang-1, had been carrying 20 passengers and dual organisation during a fishing debate during a time of a crash.
Footage from a stage showed a upturned vessel being searched by divers.
Navy helicopters and dozens of ships were holding partial in a hunt southwest of Incheon, nearby Yeongheung island.
Seven people were taken to sanatorium for treatment. The captain of a 10-tonne fishing vessel was among a missing, according to one news from AFP.
There were no reported injuries on house a 336-tonne fuel tanker.
South Korean news group Yonhap pronounced a collision happened 9 mins after a vessel over from a shoreline, presumably as a dual vessels upheld any other underneath a bridge.
“There’s no specific problem associated to continue conditions, sailing reports or other (pre-departure) preparations,” a seashore ensure central told reporters. “We are questioning how a collision happened.”
Cold H2O temperatures might also have contributed to casualties, a central said.
The collision is believed to be a misfortune in South Korea given 15 people died on a fishing debate nearby Jeju in 2015.
The year before, a newcomer packet capsized and some-more than 300 people died, many of them propagandize children on an outing.