Off the coast of South Korea discovered a sunken Chinese fishing boat

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in potenctial in the South China sea. Archival photoOff the coast of South Korea discovered a sunken Chinese fishing boat© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade the image Bank

A Chinese fishing vessel found the wreck late Saturday night off the West coast of South Korea near the island Pandanda, according to Xinhua news Agency.

After the detection of the vessel on Saturday, around 23: 00 in Beijing time (18.00 GMT) Korean side immediately started search and rescue operation which is still ongoing.

To raise the trawler on the surface due to bad weather conditions has not yet succeeded. According to estimates by the Korean coast guard, the hull is 80% is underwater, on the surface visible only aft.

To date, failed to establish when and why the ship crashed, the data on the detection of victims or victims did not arrive yet.

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