The fishing vessel Lai Ching suffered an explosion and fire while fishing in the South Atlantic off the coast of Uruguay. The vessel’s crew of 37 went to the lifeboats and many were rescued by the fishing vessel Hsiang Man Ching. Reports state that 3 men were killed in the explosion with another 4 listed as missing. Another 18 men were injured either by the explosion or fire. The surviving crew of the Lai Ching are being taken to Cape Town, South Africa.