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Search operation for crew members of sunken fishing vessel

Sunday, December 24th 2006 - 20:00 UTC
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Two crew members from a Korean fishing vessel that sunk in the South Atlantic at mid week remain unaccounted for in spite of the intense search and rescue operation.

Insung 207 went down 290 miles off Comodoro Rivadavia and 32 of its 34 crew were rescued by the Argentine Navy Fisheries patrol vessel ARA Drumond and other fishing vessels in the area. The crew was made up of 10 Koreans, 13 Chinese and 11 from Vietnam. Argentine Navy support aircraft joined the search when the first SOS signals were received Wednesday afternoon and have since followed with a maritime air patrol Orion P 3. Insung 207 was 56 meters long and at the moment of the accident was outside the Argentine EEZ. Unconfirmed reports indicate Insung 207 had recently transhipped and taken on bunkers and could have suffered a stability problem.

Categories: Fisheries, International.

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