Home > News > World
Friday April 4, 2014 MYT 10:05:02 AM
Friday April 4, 2014 MYT 10:06:23 AM
SEOUL (Reuters) - A Mongolian-flagged cargo ship has sunk off the southern coast of South Korea, with most of the 16 North Korean crew members on board missing, South Korean coast guard officials said on Friday.
Two crew members were found dead and three were rescued, while a search was under way for the other 11 crew still missing, the officials said.
The Grand Fortune 1 was sailing from the Chongjin region on North Korea's east coast for a Chinese port carrying iron ore, said one official, who requested anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media.
The vessel sails regularly between North Korea and China, according to Reuters' ship tracking system.
The rescued crew members were taken to a South Korean hospital for treatment, according to the coast guard.
(Reporting by Ju-min Park; Writing by Jack Kim; Editing by Paul Tait)
Suspected Al-Qaeda militants arrested in Italy for Vatican plot
Devastating Nepal earthquake kills hundreds, triggers deadly Everest avalanche
Jailed opposition mayor may be granted home arrest in Venezuela
Chinese woman activist says interrogated a week after release
Next stop – Sensational Singapore
How Malaysians abroad are bridging a skills gap
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Making sure rich Sarawak history is not lost
US astronaut launches geography quiz on Twitter
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)