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Rubin rescue tag leaves Amurskaya’s wreck site due to bad weather

November 25, 2012, 9:40 UTC+3

The examination of the waterfront by land groups is suspended due to a snowstorm

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KHABAROVSK, November 25 (Itar-Tass) — Bad weather does not allow divers to continue examination of the Amurskaya freighter, which has sunk near Shantar islands. The Rubin rescue tug, a vessel which carries the divers, left the place of collapse and sheltered by the island of Feklistov, the Far Eastern regional emergencies centre reported on Sunday.

In the search area, the wind increases to 17 metres per second, the waves’ height reaches 3.5 metres.

The examination of the waterfront by land groups is suspended due to a snowstorm.

For almost a month remains unknown fate of eight of the nine crew members of the cargo ship. The body of a sailor was found on November 9 as divers examined the vessel, which is lying at depth of 25 metres.

In search for the freighter, aircrafts examined more than 30,000 square kilometres of the territory, the Navy examined the 678 square kilometres of water area, and land groups - 365 kilometres of the coast in the Khabarovsk Territory.

The Amurskaya cargo ship wrecked and sank near Shantar islands on October 28 as it was delivering gold ore from Kieran port point to the port of Okhotsk in the Khabarovsk Territory.


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