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4 fishermen rescued from wrecked fishing boat Shans-101 discharged from hospital

January 31, 2013, 9:39 UTC+3

The Shans-101 crew consisted of 30 sailors, fourteen of them survived, the captain died, 15 are reported missing

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VLADIVOSTOK, January 31 (Itar-Tass) – Four fishermen rescued from the fishing boat Shans-101, which sank in the Sea of Japan (East Sea), were discharged from the hospital in the Primorsky settlement Plastun.

On January 28, they together with the captain of the wrecked fishing boat were raised from a life raft onboard the fishing boat Talan and were brought to Plastun in the evening on the next day. The fishermen spent about two days on the life raft, the captain did not endure these hardships. He died onboard Talan, the press service of the Far Eastern regional emergency situation centre reported on Thursday.

Four survived fishermen, namely two mechanics, boatswain and a sailor, were discharged from the hospital after getting the medical aid and came back to their homes in different settlements in the Primorsky Territory on Thursday. Shans-101 second mechanic Timofei Cherepov told Itar-Tass by phone that he is all right.

Ten rescued fishermen, including four Indonesian citizens, are undergoing treatment at the hospital in the Sakhalin city Kholmsk. All of them have frost bites on the hands and legs. “No one had gangrene, all of them are recovering, they will be checked out from the hospital in a few days and will be sent home,” attending practitioner of the injured fishermen Yuri Bril said.

The Shans-101 crew consisted of 30 sailors. Fourteen of them survived, the captain died, 15 are reported missing.

On Thursday, the active stage of the search is over, but the vessels, which are sailing in the wreckage area, continue the search. Shans-101 is still afloat with the keel up, the rescue ship Atlas with the divers onboard is on duty at the sunken fishing boat.

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