Seoul (December 3, 2017): At least 13, people were killed and two are missing after a fishing boat with 22 people on aboard collided with a tanker and capsized off the west coast of South Korea on Sunday.
The boat capsized after colliding around 6.12am with the refueling vessel in waters near Yeongheung Island.
An official from the Korea Coast Guard said seven people were rescued and the two missing included the boat’s captain.
President Moon Jae-in ordered authorities to deploy as many helicopters and other aircraft as possible to search for the missing, according to his office.
The coast guard official said 19 coast guard and naval vessels and five aircraft including helicopters were dispatched to the site. Authorities were questioning the crew of the refueling vessel to determine the cause of the collision.