Ten Killed As Fishing Boat Capsizes Off Korea



Accident: Capsize.

Date: 5th September 2015.

Vessel Involved: Dolphin, a fishing boat.

Location: Island of Chuja, Korea.

Casualties: 10 dead.

A 9.77-tonne fishing boat Dolphin, carrying 21 passengers went missing near the island of Chuja on the southern coast of Korea on Saturday, 5th September 2015.

On 6th September 2015, the wrecked boat was found with three surviving passengers who had been clinging on to its wreckage for nearly 10 hours.  Authorities took the survivors to a hospital on Jeju Island.  They had no serious injuries.

Ten of the passengers lost their lives and the bodies were retrieved.  Eight are still missing, and the search and rescue operations by Naval coast guards, Lynx helicopters and a patrol plane are still on.

According to the survivors, the steadily sailing boat suddenly capsized after being trapped by underwater fishing nets used for fish farms.

Reports state that the weather conditions during that time were good.  The coast guard officials are unable to identify the exact cause for the capsizing.

Source: Reuters