North Korean crew missing after capsize off South
- 4 April 2014
- From the section Asia
A ship carrying North Korean sailors has sunk off South Korea, killing at least two people.
Sixteen sailors were on board the Mongolian-flagged cargo ship that went down off the southern coast of South Korea.
Three of the crew have been rescued, South Korean officials said. A search was under way for the remaining 11 crew members.
The vessel was heading from North Korea to China with a cargo of steel.
South Korea's coast guard said 13 vessels and six aircraft were involved in the search.
It is not clear what caused the ship, which sent a distress call in the early hours of Friday, to sink.
South Korea generally returns North Korean sailors who encounter trouble in its waters, if they want to return.