17 Missing After Russian Trawler Capsizes Off Novaya Zemlya

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Russian SAR pull in progress in a joint rescue workout in the Barents Sea, 2015 (Mil ru)

A Russian trawler decreased in the Barents Sea in topping problems on Monday, and also 17 participants of her staff stay absent.

At regarding 0730 hrs Monday, Russian emergency situation solutions got notification that the trawler Onega sank all of a sudden in the Barents Sea offNovaya Zemlya Heavy ice build-up is the thought reason, according to Russian media.

Conditions on scene at the time of the sinking consist of temperature levels of regarding -20 levels Fahrenheit and also waves of around 13 feet in elevation.

Multiple action vessels were sent off to situate survivors, consisting of various other angling vessels coming from the proprietor of theOnega Two survivors lay and also saved by one more neighboring angling vessel, however the continuing to be 17 are not anticipated to be discovered active in the severe cold. Factors making complex the search consist of harsh surface area problems and also the 24-hour darkness of the polar evening.

“According to the preliminary data, there are no survivors apart from two rescued sailors. The frozen vessel sank instantly during a storm, leaving practically no chance for anyone to be saved in the freezing waters,” a representative for the Ministry of Emergency Situations informed TASS.

A resource informed Interfax that the vessel tipped over while the staff was taking their webs. An examination is in progress right into the situations of the casualty, consisting of a query right into whether any kind of criminal offenses of maritime security policies might have happened.

The Onega was a Soviet- period angling trawler integrated in 1979 and also flagged inRussia