Dozens dead after fishing trawler sinks off Russia’s far east
At least 54 people have died and 15 are missing after a fishing trawler sank in the Western Pacific Ocean off Russia’s east coast. More than sixty have been rescued from the freezing waters.
At least 54 people died when a Russian fishing vessel went down late on Wednesday in the Western Pacific Ocean in the Sea of Okhotsk near the Kamchatka Peninsula.
There were 132 crew on board the Dalniy Vostok trawler, according to Russia’s state-run TASS news agency and 63 have been rescued from the freezing waters, says a maritime rescue coordination center in the area.
The vessel is reported to have sunk quickly after its engine room was flooded. “The ship did not send a distress signal,” according to an official at the rescue center. One of the possible causes of the sinking may have been an extreme impact of ice on its hull.
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Source News: DW