Russian trawler sinks – 54 confirmed dead

Russian trawler sinks – 54 confirmed dead

Russian trawler sinks – 54 confirmed dead

Written by Staff Writer

02 Apr, 2015 | 12:20 pm

A Russian freezer trawler with 132 people aboard has sunk off the Kamchatka peninsula with 54 sailors so far confirmed dead and 15 missing.

According to a maritime rescue centre in Russia’s Far East, Sixty-three people have been rescued, many suffering from hypothermia.

The Dalniy Vostok went down in the Sea of Okhotsk, 330 km (205 miles) west of Krutogorovsky settlement, at around 06:30.

Drifting ice may have torn a hole in the vessel, the BBC reported, citing Russian emergency services.

BBC reports that seventy-eight of the crew were Russian, with the remainder coming from countries including Latvia, Ukraine, Myanmar and Vanuatu.

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