The Americas

Uruguay continues search for missing crew of S. Korean ship

Uruguay is looking for 22 missing crew members of a South Korean ship after finding two survivors.

Two Filipino survivors were in good health floating in a life boat when they were found Saturday by a commercial boat participating in the search. Uruguayan Navy spokesman Gaston Jaunsolo told The Associated Press that the survivors said the Stella Daisy split in two and sank.

A Brazilian Navy plane joined the rescue team at around 2,485 miles (4,000 kilometers) off Uruguay's coast. Argentina's Navy has also been helping.

The South Korean foreign ministry says the vessel's shipping company lost contact with Stella Daisy on Friday.