Tag Archives: South Korea

Ocean Queen

Ocean Queen 2

The 147 meter long ro-ro cargo vessel Ocean Queen caught fire off Busan, South Korea. The Ocean Queen was en route to Vladivostok from Busan when fire erupted from the stern.  The master reported that the fire started in the cargo hold and required assistance. A Coast Guard vessel arrived on scene and assisted the crew extinguishing the blaze.  No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the cargo was most likely vehicles which were damaged or destroyed in the fire.

Fortune Ocean


The 98 meter long, 7050 dwt general cargo vessel Fortune Ocean caught fire while berthed in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. After arriving from Hong Kong, a fire started in the vessel’s hold containing a cargo of coconut by-products. Local fire brigade responded and the blaze was extinguished a few hours later. No reports of injuries or pollution released.

Capsized Fishing Boat

South Korea Fishing Boat Capsized

A 59 ton fishing boat capsized off Geoje Island, South Korea.  The fishing boat was passing between a tugboat and a barge when the tow cable caused the fishing boat to flip over.   Three of the 11 crew members on board were rescued.  A search and rescue effort later found five bodies with another three still missing.   Later reports state one of the crew rescued perished from injuries sustained in the capsizing.  The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.