Wednesday 28 January 2015

20 crew missing as ship capsizes

Published 27/01/2013 | 15:10

Twenty crew members are missing after a Russian ship capsized

A Russian fishing vessel has capsized in the Sea of Japan with 20 crew members missing.

The far eastern branch of Russia's emergency services said 10 crew members were found in a lifeboat and rescued by a passing freighter.

The emergency services said the fishing vessel Shans-101 failed to make contact at the scheduled time and the ship owner reported it missing today.

A search was begun by air and sea and 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 said 13 Russians and seven Indonesians are still missing.

Press Association

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