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The trawler "Far East" sank in the Sea of Okhotsk
All the details of the tragedy known to this hour are in the material of EastRussia
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
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.
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.