One Dead in Collision between Tanker and Fishing Boat

One person died in a collision between an oil tanker and a fishing vessel off the coast of Yeosu in South Korea, the Yonhap News Agency cited coast guard.

The accident, which occurred in the evening hours of May 5, involved a 62,000-ton tanker and a 4-ton shrimp boat.

The deceased was identified as the 58-year-old captain, Yonhap said, adding that he was confirmed dead when he was pulled out from the sea soon after falling overboard.

There were no further reports on injuries to other crew members aboard the two vessels.

Yonhap said that the coast guard officials managed to locate and stop the tanker suspected of taking part in the fatal collision.

The tanker is registered in Singapore and its Russian captain was arrested, the news agency added.

The names of the two vessels which took part in the collision were not disclosed.

World Maritime News Staff

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