Chinese ship sinks off Korea, eight dead

Dalian: A Chinese-owned Panamanian-flagged cargo ship sank off South Korea's southeastern coast and all of its 19 crew members were missing, with eight Chinese crewmembers confirmed dead, the coast guard said Wednesday.

The 8,461 dwt freighter, Chenglu 15, was owned by Chinese company Lishen International Shipping Group Corp, sank late Tuesday during a storm when it was waiting to enter Pohang to unload cargo.

18 of the 19 crew members were Chinese, including the captain who was among the dead. [16/10/13]

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