A South Korean freight vessel is missing out on after making its last contact in the South Atlantic about 2,500 km (1,500 miles) from coast and 22 team members are unaccounted for.
Two Filipino team members have actually been saved drifting in a life raft on Saturday, however other lifeboats and rafts discovered in the location were empty, South Koreas Yonhap news firm reported on Sunday.
A search operation is continuing for the 22 individuals, a South Korean foreign ministry authorities in Seoul stated by telephone, including 8 of the missing out on are South Korean nationals and 14 are Filipinos.
South Korea has actually asked for Brazil and Uruguay to help in the search and rescue, the authorities stated asking not to be determined.
The large ore provider (VLOC) Stellar Daisy is owned and run by South Koreas Polaris Shipping based in Busan and was cruising from Brazil to China bring iron ore when it sent out a call for help to the ship operator on Friday, Yonhap stated.
The ship is 58m and 321m long broad or approximately the exact same size as 100 tennis courts. It can bring 266,141 tonnes of freight securely.
A message last gotten on Friday by Polaris from a team member stated the ship was taking in water on the port side and was noting quickly, Yonhap stated.
Reuters added to this report