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Apparent human bones found on seabed around wreckage of bulk carrier: ministry

All News 14:14 February 21, 2019

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Yonhap) -- A deep-sea search team has found bones believed to be from at least one of the missing victims who were aboard a South Korean bulk carrier, the Stella Daisy, which sank in the South Atlantic two years ago, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Thursday.

The search ship, Seabed Constructor, of Ocean Infinity, a Texas-based exploration firm, has been scouring the accident area under a contract with the South Korean government.

"On Feb. 20 (local time), it discovered part of the remains, seen as human bones, and orange-colored object that appears to be working clothes, on the seabed around a fragment of the hull," the ministry said.

The search team earlier retrieved a voyage data recorder of the ill-fated vessel.

Stellar Daisy sank in the South Atlantic, some 3,700 kilometers off Uruguay, in March 2017. Eight South Korean and 14 Filipino crew members remain missing.


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