Moscow, Sep 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eight sailors have been rescued while two are still missing from a refrigerator ship that sank Sunday in the Okhotsk Sea in Russia’s far east, the emergencies ministry said.
The PTR-WEST ship went down around 1.15 p.m., eight km from the coast. Previously it was reported that the crew of eight had all been evacuated the ship in two life rafts.
“Eight sailors were picked up from a raft to the rescue ship MRS-046. The fate of two of the crew is unknown,” the ministry said.
It said the rescue ship was heading for a second raft, and a search operation was underway for the missing crew.
One crew member, born in 1969, was on the sunken ship, the ministry said.