Uni-Asia bulk carrier collides with fishing boat, two dead

Uni-Asia Holdings has informed that one of its bulk carriers had collided with a fishing boat in South Korean waters on 11 January, leading to the capsize of the fishing boat and death of the two boat crew.

The incident happened near port of Pohang, South Korea when the 37,706-dwt bulk carrier MV Inspiration Lake was en route to Nakhodka, Russia.

“The incident resulted in the capsize of the fishing boat and sadly two of her crew have lost their lives,” Singapore-listed Uni-Asia said.

“One crew member has been rescued whilst a search for the remaining four crew members of the fishing boat is currently ongoing,” Uni-Asia stated.

The vessel Inspiration Lake is owned by Regina Bulkship, a 51% subsidiary held through Uni-Asia Shipping, wholly-owned by Uni-Asia.

Uni-Asia is currently investigating the cause of the collision and has confirmed that there was no oil leakage arising from the incident.

The Korean navy and Korean coast guard have arrived on site to coordinate the rescue operation.

Posted 11 January 2017

© Copyright 2017 Seatrade (UBM (UK) Ltd). Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Seatrade.

Lee Hong Liang

Lee Hong Liang
Asia Correspondent, Seatrade Maritime

[FREE SAMPLE PAGES]  Seatrade Maritime Review, March Issue

Our March issue reports on why Seafarers remain an essential link in the shipping chain, and the future of the industry hinges on doing everything possible to enhance their career prospects and welfare at sea, as highlighted in the recent MARTHA report. Also our Market analysis includes the resurgent dry bulk sector, country reports Denmark’s ‘Blue Economy’, and the Technical section a focus on emissions reduction. 

Our latest issue features:

  • Container Analysis
  • Company Analysis
  • Seatrade Ship Managers Survey 2017 results
  • Panama Ship Registry turns 100
  •  Plus much more

Download the sample pages here.