S Korean ship sinks south of Hong Kong; 7 missing

South Korea`s Foreign Ministry said that 14 other crew members have been rescued from the 15,000-ton ship.

Last Updated: Nov 22, 2011, 10:34 AM IST

Seoul: A South Korean freighter has sunk in the South China Sea, leaving seven crew members missing, South Korean officials said on Tuesday.
South Korea`s Foreign Ministry said that 14 other crew members have been rescued from the 15,000-ton ship, "Bright Ruby”, which sank on Monday afternoon south of Hong Kong amid bad weather. The ship is owned by a South Korean company.
The ministry said in a statement that a rescue team is looking for the missing crew of three South Koreans and four from Myanmar. Hong Kong maritime authorities have dispatched a helicopter to aid in the search, while Vietnamese officials are helping to locate the ship.

Bureau Report