Ship with 9 crewmen capsizes off S.Korea’s islets

A ship with nine crewmen capsized in waters off South Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo, meaning ‘Solitary Island’, Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday citing the South Korean coast guard.

The coast guard said the 72-ton ship tipped over at about 2:24 p.m. local time (0524 GMT) in international waters some 168 kilometres northeast of the Dokdo islets.

According to the coast guard, crewmen aboard the vessel were four Chinese, two Indonesians and three South Koreans.

The coast guard said two patrol ships and a helicopter had been dispatched to the scene for search operations

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