Tanker Fire Kills Two off South Korea

maritime-executive.com - 03-20


[Brief] Early Wednesday morning, a small tanker caught fire off the coast of Odong Island, South Korea, killing two and injuring one. The fire broke out at 0538 hours at a position about two nm to the east of Odong. Four good samaritan vessels, a military vessel, and multiple SAR units responded to the scene. Four of the tanker's six crewmembers were rescued, and responders succeeded in bringing the fire under control by about 0930 hours.