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Four sailors from South Korean trawler found dead in Bering Sea

December 04, 2014, 9:05 UTC+3 PETROPAVLOVK-KAMCHATSKY

Another 37 people from the trawler are still reported missing

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Oryong-501 trawler

Oryong-501 trawler


PETROPAVLOVK-KAMCHATSKY, December 4. /TASS/. Four bodies of sailors from the South Korea trawler Oryong-501 that sunk on Monday have been recovered from the Bering Sea, the head of the marine rescue center Rosrechmorflot in the Russian far eastern city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky said at an emergency meeting on Thursday.

“By noon (local time), the bodies of another four sailors had been found,” Artur Rets said. “Two bodies have not been identified yet.”

On Wednesday the bodies of eleven foreign nationals were recovered while another 37 are still reported missing.

The captain of the Russian ship Odin, now in Olyutorsky Bay, said that the bodies and survivors had been handed to the Oyang-96 ship.

The preliminary reports said that on December 1 the South Korean trawler sank after stormy weather caused seawater to flood its storage areas. Sixty happened to be in the cold water — sailors from South Korea, Indonesia, and the Philippines as well as a Russian who worked as an inspector on the ship. Seven were saved.

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