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Parts of sunken ship found on Kamchatka coast

November 10, 2018, 9:42 UTC+3

The separate items were possibly from the upper deck of the ship, the local government said

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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, November 10. /TASS/. Parts of the Anatoly Krashennikov ship that had sunk off Kamchatka coast was found on the shore, the local government said in a statement published on its official website on Saturday.

"The shore was inspected, separate items were found, possibly from the upper deck of the sunken ship," the statement said.

The search operation for the three missing crewmembers - captain, chief mate and mechanic - brought no results. The helicopter that was searching for the missing crew returned to land after it ran out of fuel. The passing ships will continue the search.

On Friday, the Anatoly Krashennikov dry cargo ship sunk in the Sea of Okhotsk with 13 people on board. Ten people were saved by a nearby ship.

Ships sailing in the area close to the incident searched for the sunken ship captain and his two mates, but with no success. The search and rescue operation was continued by helicopters. According to the Russian maritime shipping register, the sunken ship was registered in the Far Eastern city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The ship was transporting building materials and equipment to the settlement of Palana in the north of Kamchatka.

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