Authorities in South Korea said they will investigate two Vietnamese fishermen accused of killing their boat’s captain and a chief engineer, both from South Korea.
Yonhap News Agency cited the South Korean Coast Guard as saying that the suspects, both 32, allegedly killed the 43-year-old captain and the 42-year-old engineer at around 2 a.m. Monday, after drinking alcohol.
They were locked up by others aboard before a navigator reported the incident to the boat owner in Busan.
South Korean authorities said seven Vietnamese were working on the boat together with three Koreans and eight Indonesians.
The boat is sailing in the Indian Ocean and scheduled to reach Seychelles in four days. The South Korean Coast Guard plans to send officials to the island country for investigation, the report said.
A Korean sailor said via satellite telephone that the suspects were good workers, according to the report.
A source from the Vietnamese embassy in South Korean told news website Zing that the agency has been informed of the case and is investigating further.