At least 54 people died when a Russian trawler sank off the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East, a media report said Thursday.
The Dalniy Vostok may have been holed by drifting ice, Tass said, citing the regional emergencies ministry.
“The ship did not send a distress signal,” the source said.
Rescuers have picked up 54 bodies and rescued 63 people, a source in the emergency services told the agency.
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Another 15 people are listed as missing. They were believed to have been in the ship’s hold when it sank.
The trawler was a Russian vessel with a crew consisting of 78 Russians and 54 others from Myanmar, Ukraine, Lithuania and Vanuatu.
It went down in the Sea of Okhotsk about 155 miles south of Magadan, the Tass news agency reported without saying when it sank.
Twenty-six fishing vessels were taking part in the search, the report said.