Tugboat sinks near Busan port, two dead

Tugboat sinks near Busan port, two dead

Seoul: Two crew members died, when their tugboat sank in waters off the port of Busan, Korea.

The accident occurred yesterday afternoon when the 22-ton tugboat, 97 Samyoung, was towing another vessel when the two cable snapped striking the side of the tug authorities said. Both the captain and crew member were found, unconscious, and rushed to hospital but later pronounced dead.

The exact cause of the accident is under investigation.

Katherine Si

Having majored in English Katherine started out at news portal ShippingChina.com where she rose to become News Editor. In 2008 she moved to work with Sam Chambers and has since held numerous positions including China correspondent for Seatrade magazine. Katherine is in touch with Chinese owners and yards on a daily basis and has had many prestigious news scoops reporting China’s fast evolving maritime scene.

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