Continuing, this time, let's take a look at the news that a ship carrying six Korean sailors disappeared off the coast of Taiwan.

For more details, let's connect with a reporter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Reporter Min-jung Kim, the ship disappeared yesterday (the 7th) morning, did the government find out anything new?


The sad news came that two bodies were found in the waters of the accident this afternoon, and the process of confirming whether the missing crew member is the missing crew member is in progress.

Taiwanese authorities have been conducting a 24-hour search using patrol ships and helicopters since the accident.

The patrol ship dispatched by our Coast Guard will also arrive at the accident area around 11 am tomorrow. 

The government has also sent additional submarine support ships for underwater search. 

The local weather conditions are favorable, so it is expected that the search will be launched immediately upon arrival. 


There was an accident on the way from Busan Port to Indonesia. Is there any known cause of the accident?


Yes, the cause is still unknown.

At the time, Kyoto Nos. 1 and 2 were on their way to Indonesia to be delivered to their new owners. 

[Sailor's hiring company official: The ship has changed owners, so it's like that to take (the ship) to Indonesia.]

The sunken Kyoto 1 was being pushed by a barge, Kyoto 2, from behind with six crew members on a tug.

Kyoto No. 1 is 300 tons, and Kyoto No. 2 is 3,000 tons, which is 10 times the difference. 

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the weather conditions at the time of the accident were not so bad with a wind speed of 11 m/s and a wave height of 4 m per second.

The missing crew members were hired by a crew dispatch company in Busan for delivery, and they are all in their 60s and 70s, and it is known that they are veterans with more than 20 years of experience on board. 

Although no crew members were on board Kyoto 2, it was towed by Taiwanese authorities and headed for port.

(Video editing: Jeong Seong-hoon, on-site moderator: Kim Dae-cheol)