Azerbaijanis among victims of sunken trawler in Sea of Okhotsk
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 2
Far East big trawler sank in the Sea of Okhotsk, 300 kilometers from Magadan in the morning of April 2, a representative of the regional central board of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations told RIA Novosti.
Azerbaijani citizens are among the victims.
According to preliminary data, there were 78 Russians and 54 foreigners on the shipboard. Some 117 of 132 people on board were raised out of the water (54 dead). The fate of 15 fishermen remains unknown.
"Some rescued are in critical condition," the statement said. "According to the preliminary information, they are already being taken to Magadan."
According to the preliminary information, some 26 crew members are people of Sakhalin. There are also the residents of Kamchatka, Sakhalin, Stavropol and Azerbaijan.
"Moreover, there were passengers on board," the statement said.
Far East trawler displacement is 5,700 metric tons. The length is 104 meters, width - 16 meters.