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MOSCOW, November 12 (Itar-Tass) — A fishing schooner sank in the Yuzhno-Kurilsk Strait near Yuzhno-Kurilsk. The crew has been saved, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations told Itar-Tass on Monday.
“The fishing schooner Zinto Maru, which is registered at the port Kholmsk, sank at 11:45 Moscow time on Monday in the Pacific in Yuzhno-Kurilsk Strait, 40 kilometres south of Yuzhno-Kurilsk,” the ministry said.
The crew consisted of 14 sailors. “They were saved by the Yanto Maru vessel sailing nearby,” the ministry reported.