Russian fishing ship capsizes, 20 sailors missing

Last Updated: Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 22:40

Moscow: A Russian fishing vessel has capsized in the Sea of Japan, and emergency officials say 20 Russian and Indonesian crew members are missing.
The far eastern branch of Russia`s emergency services says 10 crew members were found in a lifeboat and rescued by a passing freighter.
The emergency services say the fishing vessel Shans-101 failed to make contact at the scheduled time and the ship owner reported it missing on Sunday afternoon.

A search was begun by air and sea, and late Sunday the vessel was found capsized off of Russia`s Pacific coast. Shortly afterward, the freighter Anatoly Torchinov reported rescuing six Russian and four Indonesian sailors from the lifeboat.

Emergency officials say 13 Russians and seven Indonesians are missing.


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First Published: Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 22:40

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