Massive cargo ship disappears in South Atlantic, 22 feared dead

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Massive Cargo Ship Disappears, More Than 20 Feared Dead

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A South Korean cargo ship hauling iron ore with a crew of 24 is missing in the South Atlantic off the coast of South America.

Two sailors were rescued from a life raft on Saturday, a day after the Stella Daisy sent out a distress call about 1,500 miles off shore from Uruguay, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

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The ship texted its parent company Polaris Shipping on Friday that it was sinking, Yonhap reported.

The 266,000-ton Stella Daisy was headed to China from Brazil when the ship apparently sank. It was carrying a crew of eight South Koreans and 16 Filipino sailors.

The search for more survivors continues. There is no word, yet, on why the ship went down.