MOSCOW, February 21. /TASS/. Russia’s emergencies ministry has confirmed that a fishing trawler with a crew of ten has lost way in the Barents Sea.
"On February 21, we received information that the main engine of the Polaris № МК0355 small trawler has failed in the Barents Sea, near the Rybachy Peninsula in the Murmansk region, were it was fishing. The trawler has a crew of ten," the press service of the Russian emergencies ministry told TASS on Sunday.
"The crewmembers are in satisfactory condition," the press service said, adding that a rescue ship is heading to the area.
A source in the local emergencies agencies told TASS earlier in the day that the Polaris trawler had been dead in the water in the Barents Sea, with its main engine failed.
The ship is owned by Nord West Fleet Company.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for Russia’s Marine and River Transport Agency told TASS there are no threat to the lives of the ship’s crewmembers.
"The weather in the area is good, with air temperatures of nine degrees below zero, the wind of 12 meters e second and no icing. There is no threat to the crew.