|On the afternoon of the 5th, an employee at the Korean Chemie Ship Management Company in Haeundae-gu, Busan, is checking CCTV showing the Korean Chemie being captured by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard on the 4th. 2021.1.5/News1 © News1 Reporter Yeo Ju-yeon|
On the 5th, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries induces safe voyages by spreading the situation related to the Korean Kemi (G/T 9797 tons) detained in Iran to five national ships navigating near the Strait of Hormuz and strengthening their vigilance. Revealed.
The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries has made this announcement through a press release on the day, and through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, etc., the reason for the detention of national vessels and the safety of crew members, etc., is in the process of providing real-time support to families in order to spread the newly confirmed situation and respond to requests. He explained that the communication system is in operation with the shipping company.
In addition, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries said that regarding the’marine environment pollution’ suggested as a reason for detention, the ship is expected to have no problem of marine pollution caused by hull defects, such as completing an inspection by the Korean Register of Shipping in November of last year.
In addition, a monitoring and response system for ships sailing in the Middle East, such as shortening the ship location reception period from 6 hours to 1 period, pre-checking the Ship Security Alert System (SSAS) 24 hours before entering the Strait of Hormuz, and maintaining a real-time communication system with shipping companies. Decided to strengthen.
An official from the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries said, “We will make all-out responses by cooperating closely with related organizations such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Defense to ensure that there is no negligence in supporting the families of detained crew members, and so that detained ships and crew members can be released as soon as possible.”
Meanwhile, the’Korea Chemie’ moved to the Iranian authorities’ request for investigation while sailing in the waters near Oman in the Strait of Hormuz on the 4th. The ship had a total of 20 sailors, including five Korean citizens and Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar. They are reportedly detained in Bandar Abbas, a port city in southern Iran.
Shortly after receiving this fact from the shipping company, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries spread it to related organizations such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cheonghae Unit. In addition, he explained the situation related to the accident to the family of five national sailors.