SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean coast guard vessels and plane had been looking out on Sunday in waters off the nation’s southwestern coast for 9 fishermen who disappeared after their boat capsized.
The coast guard from the southwestern port metropolis of Mokpo mentioned that three crew members had been rescued by a close-by industrial vessel following the accident late Saturday in waters close to Daebichi island within the sea county of Sinan.
Survivors mentioned the boat’s engine room had shortly full of water earlier than the 24-ton vessel tipped over, in keeping with the coast guard.
Officers had been planning to salvage the boat, but it surely wasn’t recognized whether or not the 9 lacking crew members can be inside. The Ministry of the Inside and Security mentioned seven of the lacking had been South Korean nationals and the 2 others had been foreigners, but it surely didn’t instantly affirm their nationalities.
Greater than 30 coast guard vessels and at the least eight coast guard and army plane had been looking out the realm on Sunday afternoon.
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol referred to as for officers to mobilize “all obtainable sources” to widen the search and likewise to offer help to the households of the lacking fishermen, his workplace mentioned.