THE two Filipino seamen rescued after their ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean are still onboard the freighter that saved them.
The freighter is still in the Atlantic Ocean taking part in the search and rescue operation for the missing crew of a South Korean cargo vessel.
“We are monitoring where the two rescued Filseamen will eventually be taken (Uruguay or Brazil) and our embassy there will be ready to assist them,” Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said yesterday.
The search is still continuing for the missing 22 crew members including 14 Filipinos, of the South Korean freighter believed to have sunk in the waters of Atlantic Ocean, the DFA said.
The very large ore carrier (VLOC) Stellar Daisy went missing after making its last contact in the South Atlantic about 2,500km (1,500 miles) from shore and 22 crew members are unaccounted for.
The two rescued Filipino crew members were found floating in a life raft on Saturday. Other lifeboats and rafts found in the area were empty.
Stellar Daisy is owned and operated by South Korea’s Polaris Shipping based in Busan and was sailing from Brazil to China carrying iron ore when it sent a distress signal to the ship operator on Friday.