A year and a half after the sinking of Stellar Daisy, the Korean Government has approved a budget for a deep sea search for the ship’s voyage data recorder.
The 266,100 dwt vessel sank on March 31, 2017, some 1,700 miles east of the Port of Montevideo, Uruguay, while transporting iron ore from Brazil to China.
The South Korean bulker was carrying 24 crew members, eight South Korean and sixteen Filipino sailors, when it sank in the South Atlantic. Only two sailors were rescued following the incident.
The remaining 22 crew members remain missing and are presumed dead.
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