Tuna purse seiner ORIENTAL KIM aground, Seychelles
Tuna purse seiner ORIENTAL KIM ran aground early in the morning Mar 9 on the rocks off Lilot Chalets, northern tip of Mahe Island, Seychelles, while en route to Port Victoria, Seychelles. Vessel’s hull was breached, small amount of fuel leaked, but crew managed to pump fuel from damaged tank to another one. There are 250 tons of fuel and 700 tons of fish on board. Salvage under way. Pics full scale can be found here: http://www.seychellesnewsagency.com/articles/4752/South+Korean+fishing+vessel+runs+aground%3B+Seychelles+authorities+plan+salvage
Tuna purse seiner ORIENTAL KIM, IMO 7827495, dwt 1846, built 1982, flag South Korea, owner DONGWON INDUSTRIES Co., Ltd, Seoul.