The very large ore carrier (VLOC) Stellar Daisy Length: 322 m x 58 m owned and operated by South Korea’s Polaris Shipping based in Busan was sailing from Brazil to China carrying iron ore when it sent a distress signal to the ship operator on Friday.
During a March 2017 voyage, while she was carrying (iron ore) across the South Atlantic Ocean from the Ilha Guaiba terminal near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to China, the crew reported the ship was taking on water and listing heavily. Radio contact with the ship, last reported to be 1,500 miles from shore, was lost. Two crewmembers were rescued from life rafts, but 22 others remain unaccounted for...
A desperate search is underway for the 22 crew members of the South Korean cargo ship that had apparently sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Uruguay over the weekend.
Two Filipino crew members were rescued after finding them floating in a life raft on Saturday, but rescuers later said they are losing hope of finding alive other crew members of Marshall Islands-flagged Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC), Stellar Daisy.
Among the missing crew members, eight are South Korean nationals and 14 are Filipinos. Search operations could only find out fuel, debris, and empty lifeboats in the area so far.
Uruguayan navy and Brazilian authorities later launched search-and-rescue operation in the area of the signal.
At least four commercial vessels in the area were asked to assist the search effort and, in addition, the Brazilian air force had sent a plane from Rio de Janeiro to be part of the rescue operation.
However, citing rescued crewmen, reports said the seamen spotted several cracks in the ship after the vessel began listing about 15 degrees. The vessel reportedly sunk quickly after breaking apart.
Officials said the exact cause of the accident was not known. It was not a complicated day for navigation, Jaunsolo told reporters.
Stellar Daisy was originally built as a very large crude carrier (VLCC) Sunrise III at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works in Sapporo, Japan. She was laid down on 23 July 1992, launched on 25 February 1993 and delivered to the owners on 2 July 1993
This deafening silence from the Western media is already embarrassing.
Some 22 crew members of the South Korean cargo ship are missing; but no word to inform the public.
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