SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Rescuers searched Monday for 52 people missing after a South Korean fishing ship they were working on sank in the Bering Sea, an official said. At least one person died.
Authorities rescued seven crew members and recovered one body, but weather and water conditions were complicating the search for the others, the official, from the South Korean fisheries and oceans ministry, said on condition of anonymity because of office rules.
The crew included 35 Indonesians, 13 Filipinos, 11 South Koreans and one Russian inspector. The ship sank in the western part of the Bering Sea, near Russia.
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