Dozens Hurt as High-Speed Ferry Strikes Rocks in Fog

      March 26, 2018 10:34

      Twenty-three people were slightly injured when a 223-ton high-speed ferry with 163 passengers and crew onboard struck rocks off the southwest coast on Sunday afternoon.

      All were rescued.

      The Pink Dolphin left Hongdo Island in South Jeolla Province at 3 p.m. for Mokpo but struck rocks near Heuksan Island while cruising through heavy fog. No major accident resulted as the prow settled on the rocks.

      The Pink Dolphin ferry is marooned on rocks near Heuksan Island in South Jeolla Province on Sunday. /Newsis

      Coastguards took six injured people in a speedboat to Heuksan Island while the rest had to wait on the stranded ferry for an hour and a half wearing life vests until the rescue boat came.

      The captain and crew are being questioned about how the accident happened.

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