Collision in Fog
The 396 ton passenger ferry Democracy No. 5 with 320 passengers and 16 crew collided with the 9.7 ton fishing vessel Haeseongho off Daecheong Island, South Korea. The ferry had left Daecheong Island heading for Incheon in thick fog when it hit the fishing vessel. The 3 crewmen on the Haeseongho were thrown overboard as the fishing vessel capsized after the collision. All three men were pulled out of the water suffering minor injuries. The ferry was able to continue on to Incheon. No reports of injuries on the Democracy No. 5. The South Korea Coast Guard will be conducting an investigation into the incident.