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SHIP NAME: Eastern Bright KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source MAREUD
type A
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Fourteen sailors are missing after a South Korean chemical tanker sank in rough seas off the coast of South Korea, coast guard officials have said. The Eastern Bright, carrying nitric acid, sent a distress signal off the southern port of Yeosu at around 0420 (1920 GMT Monday), officials said. One sailor from Burma has been found but 12 South Korean and two Burmese crew members are still missing. The acid poses no pollution risk as it dilutes easily, officials said. The Eastern Bright was carrying 2,000 tons of the acid from South Korea to Taiwan when it went down. Workers are still cleaning up beaches on South Korea's west coast after the country's worst oil spill caused when a drifting barge holed a tanker in early December. (Eastern Bright was 5,732 gross tonnage, built 1998, and 9,123 deadweight.)


source GISIS
type C
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dead 15
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On 25th December 2007 at 04.19 hours LT the Korean-registered tanker Eastern Bright was under way from Kwangyang, Korea to Taiwan, China but went missing after requesting assistance via VHF CH16, and the vessel was found sunk in the coastal waters of Korea. Eastern Bright had been loading Nitric Acid(about 2,000MT) in a heavy sea. The Korean Coast Guard, Navy and Air force sent out many patrol ships and airplanes in rescue operations, but only dead bodies were found. The Korean Authorities are still trying to find the cause of the accident.


source CTX
type C
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dead 14
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As of 2010-03, this is all GISIS has on this killer casualty. Where is the Korean report? GISIS says 1998 built ship is single hull, which seems unlikely. GISIS says this is a hull failure, but no evidence. Usually when a ship sends off a distress signal, it says what's wrong. And it appears we have a survivor. One source says sunk in 200 ft of water, so the wreck is inspectable.