Russia in rescue effort for 17 fishermen feared drowned

Russian rescuers continued to search in the present day for 17 lacking fishermen after their trawler capsized throughout a storm and sank in the freezing Barents Sea a day earlier.

The spokesman for the maritime and river transport company Rosmorrechflot, Alexei (*17*), informed AFP that rescuers had been conducting the operation by air and sea. 

"We are formally continuing the search and rescue operation," (*17*) mentioned, including that two ships and an An-74 plane had been mobilised in the world.

The feedback adopted stories in Russian information businesses that hope of discovering the boys alive – not to mention their stays – had practically gone.

A supply in the emergencies ministry informed the TASS information company that rescuers had surveyed 500km sq of sea space with no outcomes, including that "there are virtually no chances" of discovering the boys.

Later, TASS revealed one other report citing an emergency ministries supply saying, "all 17 people died".

A heavy snowstorm, enormous waves and temperatures nicely beneath zero had difficult the beginning of the search effort yesterday.

At the time a supply acquainted with the main points of the efforts informed AFP that individuals can survive for not more than quarter-hour in these form of harsh situations.

The privately-owned boat, named Onega, sank close to the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Barents Sea early yesterday whereas the crew was hauling in a internet.

Officials imagine the Russian-flagged vessel, which had been working since 1979, capsized after ice buildup prompted it to tilt over.

Today, a supply in the emergencies ministry informed the RIA Novosti information company that the fishing boat had sunk about 130 metres to the underside of the Barents Sea and {that a} deep-sea automobile is anticipated to reach on the scene on Thursday morning.

Soon after the trawler capsized, a passing vessel rescued two fishermen, who noticed one crew member die in entrance of them.

Mr (*17*) mentioned the 2 males had been on board one of many search trawlers, the place they are going to "greet New Year's".

Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday expressed "deep condolences" to the households of the victims and supplied "words of support" for the survivors.

primarily based on web site supplies www.rte.ie

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