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Thirteen of the eighteen crew members from the sunken freighter the Sinegorye, lost in stormy weather in the Sea of Japan, remain unaccounted for
Thirteen of the eighteen crew members from the sunken freighter the Sinegorye, lost in stormy weather in the Sea of Japan, remain unaccounted for. The search and rescue operation is continuing through the night, the Far Eastern regional center of the Emergency Situations Ministry has told Itar-Tass. Four crew have been rescued and the body of a fifth sailor recovered from the sea. An empty boat has been found in the area. Two South Korean ships are continuing the search, and the arrival of two more foreign ships and a tugboat from Vladivostok is expected. The departure of a Be-200 amphibious plane for the area being searched has been postponed till Wednesday morning. The plane is equipped with special instruments facilitating flights in bad visibility. Rescuers hope the thermovision infrared cameras will help spot survivors. According to the latest reports the weather in the area has slightly improved and the wind eased to 7-12 meters per second. The temperature of the air is 18-20 degrees above zero, and of water, 22-24 degrees, so the hope remain the sailors may be found alive. The Sinegorye freighter went missing approximately 80 miles off the Korean Peninsula on Monday. The ship was en route from Russia’s Primorye territory with a load of timber. Rough seas caused the cargo to shift and damage the ship’s hull. Even after part of the cargo was dumped, the crew failed to stop the leak. The captain steered the ship towards the shore, but soon contact with the ship was lost.
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