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NKorean cargo ship collides with SKorean boat

NKorean cargo ship collides with SKorean boat

A Coast Guard official says a North Korean cargo ship has collided with a South Korean fishing boat in South Korean waters.
Coast Guard official Lee Myung-geun says the collision occurred in waters off Yeosu, some 286 miles (460 kilometers) south of Seoul on Monday night.
Lee says a South Korean fisherman was taken to a nearby hospital. There were no reports of any serious damage to either vessel.
Lee says the 1,790-ton North Korean ship was sailing toward the South Korean southern port of Pohang.
The collision comes amid tensions on the Korean peninsula, including a suspected planned launch by Pyongyang of a long-range missile and a threat against the South's passenger planes.


Updated : 2021-03-01 00:47 GMT+08:00