Research ship sank due to human error: official

CONSEQUENCES:While the official report is yet to be released, the Marine and Port Bureau said that the ship’s crew could be barred from working on other vessels

Want China Times
Date:  Mar 26, 2015
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

A senior Ministry of Transportation and Communications official yesterday said that crew errors led to the sinking of the Ocean Researcher V in October last year, according to conclusions reached by the Committee for Investigation of Marine Casualties on Tuesday.

The ship, which belonged to the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL), had been on its way to Kinmen on Oct. 10 last year when inclement weather forced it to turn around.     [FULL  STORY]