Authorities say 33 people are missing after a ship heading from Madagascar to the Comoros Islands sank in the Indian Ocean Saturday.
Officials in Mayotte, a French island near the site of the wreck, say 43 people have been rescued since the Moubarak went down.
They said they did not know about the accident until a survivor was found two days after the boat sank.
The search for survivors continues.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.