In the worst South Korean maritime disaster since the dreadful sinking of the Sewol in 2014 a bunker tanker collidied with a fishing boat on Sunday morning off Incheon with the loss of 13 lives, and another three people are reported today as still missing. The fishing boat capsized when it hit the Myeongjin 15 tanker. The tanker was unscathed and has been detained by local authorities who are also interviewing the ship’s master. The capsized fishing boat has been raised and 11 bodies have been found inside it.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered authorities to deploy as many helicopters and other aircraft as possible to search for the missing.
A total of 304 people died in April 2014 when the Sewol ferry capsized while en route to the Korean island of Jeju.