Russia: Search for missing fishing vessel with 21 people on board underway

The Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM) launched a search mission in the area of Primorsky Krai on Thursday for a missing fishing vessel which went missing in the northern Sea of Japan on earlier the same day. Reportedly, the missing fishing vessel 'Vostok' made a distress call before going off the... Еще radars at 200 km (124 miles) south of Cape Gamov. Deputy Chief of EMERCOM's head office in Primorsky Krai Alexander Kaplunov stated that two helicopters and one ship have been engaged in the searching and rescuing activities at the scene. «In total, 102 people including 32 EMERCOM's officers and seven units of machinery including two EMERCOM's units of machinery are engaged in the searching and rescuing activities,» he said. The rescue efforts are being hampered by strong wind, frost and up to 4.5-metre-high (15 ft.) waves in the Sea of Japan.

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