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1 dead, 4 missing in South Korean fishing boat fire

Boatfire Alert

One sailor has been confirmed dead, with four missing, in a South Korean fishing boat fire accident that occurred on Tuesday morning, local media reported.
The Munseong 103 caught fire in waters about five nautical miles northeast of South Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo, called Takeshima in Japan, at about 5:13 a.m. local time (2013 GMT) , Yonhap News Agency reported citing the Ministry of Public Safety and Security.
As of 8:30 a.m., six were rescued from the ship, but one of them died later, with another getting unconscious. The 29-ton ship carried seven South Koreans and three foreigners.
Two South Koreans and two Vietnamese remained unaccounted for.
Rescue and search operations are still under way. The country’ s control tower of disaster management dispatched a rescue ship to the site, and naval vessels were sent to help rescue the fishermen.
Courtesy of Shanghaidaily

Hundreds of dead fish wash up on a beach in New Jersey, America

Fish Kill Alert

Officials are investigating what caused hundreds of fish to wash ashore along the beach of a Jersey shore town.

According to State environmental officials, hundreds of fish washed up Friday morning in Cape May Point.

According to Larry Hajna of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, at this point, there is no reason to believe that the dead fish are washing up as the result of any environmental issue.

A preliminary investigation points to a broken fishing boat net that released the fish into the ocean in the southern portion of the peninsula.

At this point, DEP officials said there are no plans to clean up the fish or gather them from the water. They said whatever is left on the shore will be washed back out with the tide.

There is no word on how far out to sea the fishing boat was.

The discovery is not impacting beach operations.

The investigation is ongoing.