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The trawler "Far East" sank in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk

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The trawler "Far East" sank in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk

A large freestanding freezer trawler (BAMT) crashed early in the morning on the Sea of ​​Okhotsk. The tragedy happened 330 km west of the village of Krutogorovsky in the Kamchatka Territory and in 250 km south of Magadan. According to the Investigative Committee, there were 78 citizens of Russia, 42 citizen of the Republic of Myanmar, 5 citizens of the Republic of Vanuatu, 3 citizen of Latvia and 4 citizen of Ukraine. Data on the composition of the crew are constantly being refined and therefore vary.

Causes of tragedy

According to preliminary data, the ship drowned for 15 minutes, not having given a distress signal. There is no threat of spilling fuel. Presumably the cause of the crash was the collision of the ship with an obstacle, according to another version, the vessel tipped too much when the 80-ton trawl was selected from the water. In fact, what really happened is now being investigated by the representatives of the Investigative Committee - they intend to interview the survivors in the investigation of the criminal case.

"The investigative and operational group of investigators and forensic investigators of the Far Eastern Investigation Department of Transport of the Russian Federation is working on the scene. The documentation is taken from the shipowner's company, at the port of registration of the ship in Nevelsk, and also in the seaport of Vladivostok, because, according to the investigation, it was from there on the 3 January that the ship was dropping into the flight, "said Vladimir Markin, the spokesman for the Russian Federation's Criminal Code. In total, the investigation considers about 10 reasons for the death of the ship.

Salvaged and lost

According to the data on 18: 00 in Xabar times 63 person was saved, 56 people were killed, 13 is still missing. Experts believe that the chances of finding them alive are small, since they spent a lot of time in the cold, about 2 degrees of heat, water. In addition, the missing could remain in the holds and go under the water along with the ship. Seven survivors are now unconscious in extremely serious condition due to hypothermia. List who were on board were published on the website of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia.

Sakhalin, Magadan and Kamchatka doctors are ready to help the victims, but, most likely, the survivors and the dead will be delivered first to the shipowner of the Far East in the port of Korsakov on the Andromeda ship belonging to Magellan. Here, the bodies will be identified and the first medical aid will be provided to the injured.

The journey from the crash site to Korsakov can take about 3 days, while those in serious condition can be taken to hospitals by Mi-8 helicopter.



According to the Ministry of Emergencies, which leads RIA Novosti, a total of 1,7 thousand people and 32 units of equipment, including aircraft for various purposes, have been brought to the search works in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk. The area of ​​the search is about 8,5 thousand square meters. Km, while it is planned to increase it. According to the interim head of the Sakhalin region Oleg Kozhemyako, the aviation interrupted the participation in the search operation in connection with the onset of darkness - the work is expected to resume at dawn. At the same time, it is planned to increase the grouping of aircraft due to Be-200 amphibious aircraft and Mi-8 helicopter, the agency reports citing a source in the Emergencies Ministry. In general, the search will continue at night.

Without insurance and in good condition

According to the deputy head of the Federal Agency for Fishery, Vasily Sokolov, the trawler was insured only from an oil spill, there was also insurance for the entire crew - a mandatory kit. At the same time, in his opinion, the vessel was in good working condition. “The trawler was in good condition, it was built 1989. I have never heard BATM roll over. This is a quality vessel. What caused the crash, find out the result. But we suspect that there was a human factor, ”said Sokolov. According to some data, a vessel of this type and year of construction, which has undergone modernization of freezing equipment, is estimated on the market at least in 30 million dollars. This vessel is the most common type among Russian fishing companies.

Condolences to the relatives of the victims were expressed by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the head of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius and the President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the French Foreign Ministry. Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Nosov said that the agency is ready to provide all the necessary assistance to relatives of foreigners who were injured and killed in the wreck, including admission to relatives in Russia and the transfer of bodies of the deceased. 6 April on Sakhalin will be declared mourning for the dead, RIA Novosti reported citing a representative of the government of the region.

BATM "Far East" is a large freestanding freezer trawler of the 1288 project. In the period from 1974 to 2011, 113 ships of this type were built at the Okean shipyard in Nikolaev. The purpose of the vessel is fishing with trawls, processing fish into frozen products, storing and transferring the produced products to transport refrigerators or transporting them to the port. The overall length is 103,7 m, the overall width is 16 m.