Cable laying ship Responder sank on September 12, in the East China Sea, South Korea, after more than 12-hour long firefighting.
It is reported that the ship took on too much water during firefighting. There were no casualties or injures. All 60 people on board left the ship and went to nearby smaller cable laying ship, which was working in pair with her. As of 1500 Seoul time, firefighting was still under way, with deployment of Korean SAR and CG ships.
The Korean-flagged cable Responder is managed by KT Submarine Co.