Seoul: South Korean authorities say eight fishermen are missing after a freighter and a fishing boat collided off the west coast.
Coast guard official Go Jong-kug says that the crash took place early Saturday morning off the coast of Taean and that a search is under way for the eight missing fishermen. The vessel`s other crew member was rescued by another fishing boat nearby.
Go says the missing crew members include five Chinese sailors. He says the crew was asleep when the freighter slammed into their boat.
No one on the freighter was injured and the vessel did not suffer any damage.