South Korea vessel collision leaves 13 dead

Media captionSouth Korea’s seashore ensure divers hunt for survivors

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.

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The seashore ensure took 7 people to hospital

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.

The ship, a Sewol, was lifted from a sea bed progressing this year.