The last that was ever heard of the 102,805 dwt South Korean
motor ore carrier Hae Dang Wha and her 29 crewmen
was a radio message from the master timed at noon on July 23, 1980,
when he gave the vessel's position as east of the central Philippines
in lat 12.08N, long 127.38E.
She had sailed from Dampier on July 16 bound for Pohang,
loaded with 98,802 long tons of iron ore.
When she did not reach her destination on July 28,
her owners requested that a search be conducted for her.
Some debris was sighted but not positively identified.