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Russian fishing boat sinks in Sea of Okhotsk, at least 43 crew members die
Russian fishing boat sinks in Sea of Okhotsk, at least 43 crew members die

A Russian fishing boat with an international crew of 132 sank Thursday morning in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula, and at least 43 crew members were killed, rescue workers said. The emergency services in Kamchatka, citing the head of the rescue operation, said 63 crew members had been rescued and the fate of the remaining 26 from the Dalny Vostok trawler was unknown. More than 25 fishing boats in the area helped to rescue the crew members, the emergency services said on its website. No cause for the sinking was given. The Interfax news agency said drifting ice in the chilly Pacific waters may have played a role. Interfax said crew members came from Russia, Latvia,...

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