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Korea calls for investigation into Golden Rose collision

Korea calls for investigation into Golden Rose collision

Seoul: The Korean authorities have called for an investigation into the collision that led to the sinking of the 3,800dwt Golden Rose.  The cargo vessel, which was carrying iron, was reported as having sunk following a collision with 4,800dwt containership JinShengoff China's Yantai coast (pictured) on the afternoon of May 12.

Although search parties have identified the sunken hull of the Republic of Korea vessel, they have yet to locate the 16 crew members who remain missing since the accident.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said the Chinese government attached great importance to the incident and the Foreign Ministry has coordinated with the Ministry of Communication and Shandong provincial government in carrying out search-and-rescue work.

The investigation into the accident is likely to examine information put forward by local newspapers in both countries that the Shandong Lufeng Shipping Company operated JinSheng sailed away from the collision and only reported it to the authorities upon her arrival at Dalian port.  [17/05/07]

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