PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, November 28. /TASS/. The Sunfish fishing trawler has sustained no serious damage in a fire that broke out onboard and the vessel is heading to a safe location to wait out the inclement weather, the Merkuriy ship operator told TASS.
The blaze at the vessel with the crew of 104 occurred on November 27 in the Sea of Okhotsk 300 kilometers from the shore. Following the report of the fire, seven vessels headed towards the trawler and handed over fire-fighting equipment.
"The vessel is operating and all of its equipment is functioning. Currently it is heading to the Second Kuril Strait to wait out a storm in the Sea of Okhotsk. Then the trawler will go to Vladivostok where the fire damage will be assessed," the company said.
Sunfish is registered in the port of Nevelsk in Sakhalin and is trawling for herring. The fire was extinguished by the vessel’s crew. There were no casualties. A pre-investigation inspection has been launched.