HEADLINE S. Korea finds 3 dead people on capsized Chinese fishing ship

HEADLINE

S. Korea finds 3 dead people on capsized Chinese fishing ship

People's Daily app

18:34, January 21, 2018

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Rescue is underway after a Chinese fishing boat was found capsized off South Korea's west coast on Sunday, January 21, 2018. (Photo: VCG)

South Korean authorities on Sunday informed the Chinese Embassy of the discovery of a likely Chinese fishing vessel which capsized near Baengnyeong Island, Incheon, South Korea,  and found three dead people, according to the Department of Consular Affairs of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Chinese embassy said it has asked Seoul to search for other crew members and identify them.

Three dead crew members have been found, but the nationality of the vessel and of the crew members have not yet been identified. 

The Chinese Embassy said it will continue to monitor the situation.

(Compiled by Wang Yi)

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