Huge South Korean Cargo Ship Missing In South Atlantic
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NBC News has reported that A South Korean cargo vessel is missing after losing contact in the South Atlantic about 1,500 miles offshore. South Korea’s foreign ministry confirmed on Sunday that 22 crew members are unaccounted for. Two Filipino crew members floating in a life raft were rescued Saturday, but other lifeboats found in the area were empty. On Friday a crew member sent a text message saying the 148,000-tonne ship was taking in water on the port side South Korea has requested Brazil and Uruguay to aid in the search and rescue.
The very large ore carrier (VLOC) Stellar Daisy was sailing from Brazil to China carrying iron ore when it sent a distress signal to its operator, South Korea’s Polaris Shipping, on Friday, Yonhap said.
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