A container carrier has collided with and sunk a Korean 17-ton fishing vessel north of Jeju, an an island off the southern coast of South Korea, yesterday afternoon (December 8), reported Fleetmon.
Five crew of the fishing vessel have been rescued and four are missing, with early information indicating that CSAV TYNDALL — a container ship registered to Liberia — was the other ship involved in the collision.
The extent of the damage to CSAV TYNDALL or if there were any injuries on board is still unknown. At 1300 UTC yesterday, the CSAV TYNDALL was tracked as moving dead slow near the collision site and travelled to the large port city of Busan in South Korea. It is now heading for the city of Qingdao on the east coast of China.
Another collision happened recently between two vessels which suspended shipping traffic in the Bosphorus strait after a rudder malfunction.