Tug pushing barge in distress in Japan sea, crew evacuated

Korean pusher tug issued distress signal in the afternoon Jan 29 off Ulsan, Korea, Japan sea, reporting flooded engine in rough weather conditions. Tug was pushing 4800-ton barge. 12 crew were vecuated by helicopters. Barge and tug are to be towed to safety when weather permits. On photos distressed tug with barge, details of tug unavailable.

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