VLADIVOSTOK, September 18 (Itar-Tass) — There was a collision of a boat with a freighter in the Zolotoi Rog (Golden Horn) Bay in the centre of Vladivostok in which one person was killed and two injured. The press service of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry’s (EMERCOM) main department for the Primorsky Territory specified to Itar-Tass that the incident occurred in the area of berth No. 47 of the Vladivostok Fishing Port at 18:40 local time (11:40 MSK). A private boat, which, according to updated data, carried 10 people, collided with the Unix sea freighter (homeport Korsakov) after which sank.
The Mangust rescue boat was promptly sent to the collision site and specialists of the Vladivostok search and rescue team of the Far Eastern regional centre of EMERCOM were dispatched there. “All 10 people were picked up from the water, one died, two people were injured,” the press-service noted.
The Causes of the accident are being ascertained. Police officers, emergencies specialists and the investigating authorities have been working at the incident site.