Two fishing ships from China and South Korea collided 94 kilometers west off Chagwido Island, near Jeju Island early Tuesday, Yonhap news agency reports.
The Chinese boat (44 ton) was carrying 10 crew members, while the S. Korean one (29 ton) had nine. The Chinese boat had bilge in the engine compartment after the collision. The Chinese captain suffered an injury to the abdomen and the Chinese crew members were transferred to the Korean boat immediately.
S. Korean Maritime Police dispatched a 1,500-ton-patrol vessel to help the Chinese fishing boat to drain the inflow. The Maritime Police will start an investigation into the collision.
(Compiled by Qiao Wai)