SEOUL – Rescuers found no trace overnight of 52 people missing after a South Korean fishing vessel sank off Russia’s far east coast, the operating company said on Tuesday.
The 1,753-tonne Oryong 501, operated by South Korea’s Sajo Industries, went down in the western Bering Sea on Monday.
The trawler was carrying 60 people, including one Russian inspector, 11 South Koreans, 35 Indonesians and 13 Philippine crew members. One Korean sailor was confirmed dead while the Russian and six foreign crew members were rescued.
“Overnight rescue efforts produced no tangible results and 52 people are still missing,” a Sajo Industries spokesman told AFP.