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Three more ships join search for missing Stellar Daisy

According to the Uruguayan navy, which has been coordinating the search for the missing Stellar Daisy, the number of vessels scouring the South Atlantic for the missing ore carrier has increased.

An American naval vessel as well as two more merchant ships joined the search mission on Saturday.

There are now altogether eight ships involved in the search for the Marshall Islands-flagged giant bulker.

The merchant ship Anna Maria found two life vests and several thermal suits. Earlier on traces of an oil slick were seen as well as a couple of empty liferafts.

The 1993-built ship is believed to have sunk nine days ago 1,500 miles off Uruguay having taken on water, rapidly listing and then splitting in two. Just two men out of the 24 crew have been found alive – and they have been sent to Cape Town.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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