Qatari former Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani dies aged 84World October 23, 23:08
Russia’s health ministry plans to build vaccines plant in EcuadorBusiness & Economy October 23, 20:19
Cygnus cargo spacecraft docks to ISSScience & Space October 23, 19:44
Whereabouts of several residents of blast-destroyed house in Ryazan not yet establishedWorld October 23, 18:50
Zakharova: no cyberattack on Russian foreign ministry’s websiteRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 18:29
Russian Minister of Energy: Russia, Saudi Arabia begin new stage of energy cooperationBusiness & Economy October 23, 17:32
Russia not ready to say whether it will cut oil production or freeze itBusiness & Economy October 23, 17:29
Experts probing into situation around cyberattack on Russian foreign ministry’s websiteRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 17:05
Two bandits killed in special operation in Nizhny Novgorod - sourceWorld October 23, 15:15
VLADIVOSTOK, January 16, 5:13 /ITAR-TASS/. A Mi-8 helicopter of Khabarovsk’s Vostok aviation company has left Nikolayevsk-on-Amur to assist a big Diomid motor ship, stuck in the ice near Sakhalin, so that the crew could get ready for remaining onboard for the winter. The distance between Nikolayevsk-on-Amur and the ship is about 300 kilometres, the Diomid’s owner told Itar-Tass.The Diomid was seized by the ice in Sakhalin Bay, some four miles off Sakhalin Island. The Mil-8 helicopter will drop to the vessel (homeport is Vladivostok) warm clothes, heating appliances, mobile electricity generator and food for the crew of four people, who will stay onboard over the winter, the Vostok aviation company told Itar-Tass. there are fifteen members of the crew on board the Diomid; where eleven of them would go ashore by air. Most likely, the helicopter will have to land on the ice near the vessel. The Diomid’s captain reports the ice in the area is about 70-80 centimetres thick.
In late December, the Diomid went from Magadan to the Maritime Territory, but on December 28 a severe storm made it shelter in the waters of Sakhalin Bay. Two days later, heavy ice blocked the bay and the vessel, despite its big size (113 metres long; deadweight 9,575 tonnes) could not access the open water by itself. It may remain in the ice till May until ice in the Sea of Okhotsk gives way.