The general cargo ship Keum Yang Post collided with small fishing vessel in Tsushima Strait near Tongyeong, South Korea. The vessel was en route to Nansha, China, but in the morning proceeded though the strait with many fishing boats and vessels. The the high traffic, low visibility and last minute maneuver of the 25-ton fishing vessel caused collision. Following the accident, the fishing boat capsized and sank, resulting in fell of the 8 fishermen into the water. The troubled people were rescued by the nearby ships and boats without reported injuries, while general cargo ship stopped engines and reported about the incident to local authorities.
The cargo ship Keum Yang Post was ordered to anchor Tongyeong for investigation and special inspection. The local authorities will take witness evidences from the nearby boats and crews of both participants in collision. The freighter was detained until further notice.
The general cargo ship Keum Yang Post (IMO: 9428724) has overall length of 110.00 m, moulded beam of 17.00 m and maximum draft of 6.00 m. The deadweight of the ship is 7,147 DWT and the gross tonnage is 4,713 GRT. The vessel was built in 2008 by Yangzhou Longchuan Shipyard in Jiangdu, China. The owner and operator of the vessel is South Korean Keum Yang Shipping.