MGM NO.5 Explosion and Sinking

By Accidents

Freighter MGM No.5 exploded and sank in the East China Sea at the place of Namhae Island, South Korea.
The ship was transporting metallic powder from Incheon, Korea to Wakayama, Japan.

Crew members(9 people) had to leave the ship and were rescued by the nearby cargo vessel FESCO Diomid except one of them who went missing. A Coast Guard helicopter transported the people and patrol boats were sent to find the missing crew member.

Investigations are taking place and according to reports MGM No. 5 is 90 meters under the water.





Ship Name  :   MGM NO.5
Type  :   Cargo ship
Size  :   84 x 12 m
Dest  :   JP KITAKU WAKAYAMA
MMSI  :   515349000
Flag  :   Cambodia
Draught  :   5.3 m
Ship Builder  :   HONDA SHIPBUILDING, SAIKI JAPAN