Thursday, December 21, 2006
A 925-ton Korean trawler from Pusan sank in the Atlantic off the coast of Argentina, killing four Sailors and leaving two others missing, the Korean Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard received an SOS signal from the In Sung, vessel No. 207, at around 2:30 p.m. and reported it to rescue headquarters. Now six rescue ships from Korea are at the spot.Three Koreans and a Chinese died, and two Koreans are missing as a result of the incident. All 34 crewmembers, including 10 Koreans, 13 Chinese and 11 Vietnamese, were on the vessel at the time of the sinking. Twenty-eight of them were rescued before the ship sank. The guard will ask Argentina’s rescue headquarters to provide the investigators at the site with rescue ships and aircraft.