Five crew are feared dead after an enormous fire broke out on a Japanese car carrier in the middle of the Pacific on Monday.
Three men are confirmed dead and another two are missing from the Sincerity Ace. 16 crew were picked up by four ships in the vicinity of the vessel when the blaze forced the master to abandon ship some 1,800 nautical miles northwest of Oahu, Hawaii.
Search teams continue to look for missing two men while tugs have been deployed to start the tricky salvage of the blue-hulled vessel, which is already listing.
The ship is owned by Shoei Kisen Kaisha and operated by Mitsui OSK Lines.