The 114 meter long, 1671 dwt ferry Hyundai Seolbong suffered a fire off Yeosu, South Korea while en-route to Jeju Island from Busan. The fire started in the ferry’s hold and the smoke was spotted by a crewman. The vessel contacted authorities who dispatched dozens of Navy and Coast Guard patrol vessels to the scene. The master began the evacuation in an orderly manner, but the fire quickly spread throughout the vessel. Eventually the fire forced a few to jump overboard to avoid the smoke and flames. Luckily, all the ferry’s 128 passengers and crew were saved. Seven people were slightly injured and were taken to hospital. The exact cause of the fire has not been reported.