Russian tug SHAKHTERSK 2 reportedly collided with South Korean fishing boat at around 0400 UTC Mar 30 off Busan, Japan sea, while en route from Busan. Fishing vessel sustained heavy damages and was about to sink from massive water ingress, but Coast Guard patrol and rescue boats managed to pump out water deploying extra pumps. Fishing boat was towed to nearest port, Skipper was injured in collision, and taken to hospital. Tug resumed her voyage in eastern direction, port of destination unknown, most probably Sakhalin Island port or offshore. CG launched investigation, but understood, allowed tug to continue voyage. Judging from fishing vessel damages, she struck tug, or they collided head-on.
SON DUONG 1241 (IMO: 9741619) is a Tug that was built in 2015 (5 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Russia.
Name: SON DUONG 1241
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