China News Agency, Seoul, February 6 (Reporter Liu Xu) A South Korean fishing boat capsized in the waters near Xin'an County, Jeollanam-do on the night of the 4th local time. Of the 12 people on board, 3 were rescued, 1 died and 8 died. Missing.
A reporter from China News Agency confirmed to the Chinese Consulate General in Gwangju that there were no Chinese crew members on board the capsized fishing boat.
According to Yonhap News Agency, at about 23:19 local time on the 4th (22:19 Beijing time), a 24-ton fishing boat carrying 12 people capsized in the sea 16.6 kilometers west of Xin'an County, Jeollanam-do.
After the accident, three crew members on board were rescued by nearby ships, and the remaining nine were missing.
According to the description of the rescued crew members, sea water suddenly poured into the engine room of the fishing boat, causing the fishing boat to roll over and capsize.
It is reported that after the accident, the South Korean Navy sent ships, aircraft and rescue team personnel to join the maritime police in search and rescue work.
South Korea's West Sea Coast Guard reported on the 6th local time that the rescue department found the body of a missing person in the cabin at about 3:22 a.m. that day.