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Bulk carrier sinks off S African coast, 27 missing

Written by: Staff

JOHANNESBURG, May 4 (Reuters) A bulk carrier reportedly ferrying iron ore from Brazil to China has sank off South Africa's eastern coast and 27 crew members were still missing by today, rescue officials said.

Six of the ship's 33 crew were rescued last night, shortly after the vessel went down off Port Alfred after taking in water, the officials said.

It was not immediately clear where the 299-metre bulk carrier was registered, and officials provisionally gave its name as Alexandros T.

Reuters KD GC1334

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