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South Korea boat capsizes, 9 fishermen lacking

Nine fishermen are lacking after a ship capsized off the southwestern coast of South Korea late Saturday, authorities stated. 

On Sunday, greater than 30 coast guard vessels and no less than eight coast guard and army plane had been trying to find the lacking fishermen. Three crew members have been rescued close to a business vessel following Saturday night time’s accident.

Members of a rescue team search for people from a capsized boat in waters off the country's southwestern coast, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023.

Members of a rescue crew seek for folks from a capsized boat in waters off the nation’s southwestern coast, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023.
(Jung Hee-sung/Yonhap by way of AP)

Survivors stated the boat’s engine room had shortly stuffed with water earlier than the 24-ton vessel tipped over close to Daebichi Island within the sea county of Sinan, based on the coast guard.  


Officials had been planning to salvage the boat, nevertheless it wasn’t identified whether or not the 9 lacking crew members can be inside. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety stated seven of the lacking had been South Korean nationals and the 2 others had been foreigners. 

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol referred to as for officers to mobilize “all accessible assets” to widen the search and supply assist to the households of the lacking fishermen, his workplace stated.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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