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.