South Korean officials say there is still no sign of 14 crewmen missing after their cargo ship sank in international waters off communist North Korea's east coast.
But they said Saturday that the search for the missing crew members will continue for now.
Maritime police say the ship was sailing from Vladivostok in Russia's Far East, to the Chinese port of Qingdao, when it sank Thursday about 300 kilometers off North Korea's coast.
Eighteen crewmen were aboard the vessel at the time. Officials say four were rescued by a passing Russian vessel.
North Korea has given permission for a South Korean ship to enter its waters to search for the missing men. It is the first time since the Koreas were divided in 1948 that such a mission has been approved.