1 dead, 2 missing in S. Korea's fishing boat capsizing accident


One sailor was confirmed dead, and two others went missing, as a fishing boat capsized in waters off southwestern South Korea, Paralel.Az reports citing Yonhap.

The 33-ton trawler was overturned in waters northeast of Gageo Island in Sinan County, around 310 km southwest of Seoul, at about 3:18 a.m. local time (1818 GMT Wednesday).

Of the nine people aboard the ill-fated vessel, the captain was found dead and two sailors went unaccounted for.

The remaining six crew members were rescued as the Coast Guard dispatched patrol ships and aircraft to the scene.

Search operations were underway to find the missing Indonesian sailors.