South Korean authorities believe they have found the missing section of the ship which capsized Friday in the Yellow Sea. Authorities believe the bodies of 46 missing sailors may be trapped inside the rear section of the 1,200 ton patrol ship called Cheonan. The vessel was carrying 104 soldiers when an explosion caused it to capsize on Friday, March 27, 2010. Fifty six survivors have been found but the remaining 48 missing are feared dead.
Through the use of Sonar equipment, South Korean authorities believe they have found the 100 foot long section of the vessel found 60 yards from the sight of the explosion and resulting capsizing.
North Korea is speculated to have a hand in the explosion which caused the Cheonan, carrying torpedoes and missiles, to sink into the sea though South Korean officials are downplaying the possibility.