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At least 9 killed, 46 rescued as Russian trawler sinks in Sea of Okhotsk

April 02, 2015, 1:30 updated at: April 02, 2015, 1:57 UTC+3 PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY
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MOSCOW, April 2. /TASS/. At least nine people were killed and 46 have been rescued after a Russian freezer trawler sank in the Sea of Okhotsk off the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia’s Far East late on Wednesday, emergency services report.

A rescue operation involving more than 10 ships is under way in the area.

A Mi-8 helicopter with rescuers and medics on board is ready to take off, the press service of the Russian emergencies ministry’s Far Eastern rescue center reports.

There were 132 people on board the trawler.

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