A very large ore carrier (VLOC) belonging to South Korea’s Polaris Shipping is believed to have sunk off Uruguay.
Crew – made up of 16 Filipinos and eight Koreans – sent urgent messages to Polaris’s headquarters on Friday evening as the giant ship, Stellar Daisy, took on water. It was heading from Brazil to China when calamity struck and is thought to have capsized and sunk very quickly after the distress messages were sent.
Local coast guard officials have since relayed that lifeboats have been found in the vicinity, and at least two seafarers are believed to have survived. Splash will bring more on this breaking story as we get it.