A Chinese factory fishing ship that burned last week off Antarctica has sunk without anyone on board, Chile’s navy reported Monday.
The vessel Kai Xin caught fire and its 97 crew members were rescued by a Norwegian ship. Then it began to drift in unmanned and in flames, zigzagging dangerously close to glaciers.
The Chilean navy said an official representing the ship’s owner confirmed that the vessel went down Sunday afternoon near Bransfield Strait at the Antarctic peninsula.
A Chilean navy tugboat was searching for the ship’s remains and stood ready to contain any spilled fuel.