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Cargo ship sinks between S Korea and Japan; 2 crew dead; 8 missing

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By KIM TONG-HYUNG and MARI YAMAGUCHI

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Erik

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Sad news report. Cheers to all involved in rescue attempts; may lives be saved and the rescuers be safe.

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Terrible time to go into the freezing sea.

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Thoughts are with them.

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'O hear us when we cry to Thee,

For those in peril on the sea.'

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I was involved in a boating accident once, on a small boat with an outboard that refused to start after the current took us to a reef about 3-4 km off shore and capsized the boat. We were very lucky a large game fishing boat saw it unfold and swooped in and got us behind the reef. The waves were huge! Horrible experience I wish on nobody no even Putin! Carefull on those small boats.

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8 missing people is very bad news, cold water is deadly. Wondering to know if there was training and equipment for all the 22 crew members, not so many, there should be life boats for all, with basic survival equipment, but, it does not seems to be the case, unfortunately... How to avoid such tragedy?

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Man, this was very bad timing with the massive cold front and heavy winds. It's freezing out there. My heart goes out to those missing and the ones that didn't make it.

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How to avoid such tragedy?

You can't. Just mitigate the risks as best you can.

Makes you really admire the stones the early explorers had with no modern technology.

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Another cargo ship is currently aground on a coral reef just offshore from Ishigaki.

https://maritime-executive.com/article/video-freighter-goes-aground-on-japan-s-biggest-coral-reef

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How did south korean boats rescue people before Japan's rescue boats in Japanese waters?

Read it again, read it!!!!.... Lol..

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Tragic news, I hope the rest of the crew could be rescued..

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Your life value as a crew member on a chinese run ship = 0

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How to avoid such tragedy?

You can't. Just mitigate the risks as best you can.

These mishaps are all, 100%, avoidable. When you study the mishap reports for these mishaps you find there are always five of six different things the captain, crew and ship owner failed to do or to do correctly that, had they been done right, the ship would not have capsized. People are lazy and make the same mistakes repeatedly. As we used to say in aviation, there are no new mishaps, just new victims.

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How did south korean boats rescue people before Japan's rescue boats in Japanese waters?

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