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Fishing Boat Sinks off Jeju Island

Posted September. 13, 2005 07:33,   


A 29-ton Seogwipo fishing boat, the Daejin 2003 (Captain: Seong Jong-cheol, 44), collided with a 20,000 tons Maltese merchant ship 33 kilometers east of Marado island on September 12 Of the 10 crewmen on board, one was dead and another is missing. The remaining eight men were injured and rescued by a nearby fishing boat.

The collision may have taken place because the merchant ship heading to the port of Incheon from Nagoya, Japan, failed to spot the fishing boat.