Russian diplomat believes war on terror inseparable from political processRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 27, 13:49
Oscars 2017: best looks and memorable momentsSociety & Culture February 27, 13:40
EU extends sanctions against Belarus by one yearWorld February 27, 13:40
Erdogan’s adviser says Turkey will stop operation in Syria after capturing ManbijWorld February 27, 13:06
Press review: Kiev's 'break up' with IMF and Russia's strategic dialogue with FrancePress Review February 27, 13:00
European Council adopts regulation on visa liberalization for GeorgiaWorld February 27, 12:20
Defense Ministry confirms Iran successfully test-fires sea-launched cruise missileMilitary & Defense February 27, 12:06
Kazakhstan's leader says Moscow, Astana achieved perfect relations over 25 yearsWorld February 27, 11:55
Diplomat says military presence in Iraq unacceptable without authorities’ permissionRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 27, 11:20
VLADIVOSTOK, August 08, /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian dry cargo ship Sea Champion, on board which a fire broke out in the Sea of Japan (East Sea), has been towed by the rescue boat Lazurit to Vladivostok, an official at the Far Eastern basin emergency-rescue department told Itar-Tass.
The department official said, "The towing operation was completed on Friday morning. The stricken transport ship was brought to Cape Goldobin. The Lazurit will go on ensuring the safety of the Sea Champion, pending the arrival of Emercom specialists."
The fire in the engine room of the Sea Champion broke out on Thursday night when the ship with a cargo of containers and automobiles (3,986 tonnes) was on a run from Vladivostok to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and was at that time seven miles off Cape Povorotny (Port Nakhodka).
The crew battered the engine room down and activated a fire-smothering system, thereby preventing the fire from spreading throughout the ship. One crew member died in the fire.
In connection with the fact of fire on board the ship, the Far Eastern transport investigation department of Russia's Investigation Committee has launched an inquiry with a view to establishing the causes of the blaze and all the circumstances of the seaman's death.
The Sea Champion is registered at the port of Vladivostok. The dry cargo ship was built in 1984. The deadweight of the 106-metre-long ship is 6,025 tonnes.