While proceeding from Ulsan to Inchon
with a cargo of 7000 tons of heavy fuel oil,
the South Korean steam tanker Chunchi ran hard aground
during dense fog in the Korea Strait near Mokpo
in lat 34.09.25N long 125.56.30E on May 17, 1968.
She then sank immediately in 12 fathoms aft,
her cargo leaking heavily.
Sixteen crew members were lost.
The forward section of the wreck was pounded
by very heavy seas for the next two days
causing a serious pollution along the coast.