Sixteen Korean sailors are still missing after their ship was apparently hit by a Chinese vessel a few days ago. The Chinese ship is accused of having fled the scene.
I have been enthralled by this story as it combines politics, morality, international maritime law, and the two Asian countries with whose martime laws and lawyers I have the greatest familiarity. Eyes East [link no longer exists] out of Dalian (the incident occurred off Dalian’s coast) is doing an excellent job at covering the story and I urge those with an interest in it to check in over there to stay up to date. Its most recent post is entitled, Did the Chinese Freighter Hit & Run?