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Wed Apr 1, 2015, 09:52 PM

At least 43 dead after Russian trawler sinks in ocean: TASS

Source: Reuters

Wed Apr 1, 2015 9:19pm EDT

(Reuters) - At least 43 people have died after a Russian trawler sank late on Wednesday in the Western Pacific Ocean near the Kamchatka Peninsula, the TASS news agency reported, citing an officer at a maritime rescue coordination center in the area.

There were 132 people on board the Dalniy Vostok freezer trawler and 63 people have been rescued, TASS said.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/02/us-russia-ship-idUSKBN0MT03K20150402?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

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Reply At least 43 dead after Russian trawler sinks in ocean: TASS (Original post)
inanna Apr 2015 OP
marym625 Apr 2015 #1
Stryst Apr 2015 #2
marym625 Apr 2015 #3
Hassin Bin Sober Apr 2015 #4
marym625 Apr 2015 #5
jtuck004 Apr 2015 #7
marym625 Apr 2015 #9
Submariner Apr 2015 #10
joshcryer Apr 2015 #11
Brother Buzz Apr 2015 #12
joshcryer Apr 2015 #13
Brother Buzz Apr 2015 #14
marym625 Apr 2015 #15
840high Apr 2015 #6
Brother Buzz Apr 2015 #8
Sunlei Apr 2015 #16
Eugene Apr 2015 #17
Beacool Apr 2015 #18

Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 09:57 PM

1. How sad

What's a trawler? Obviously, some kind of ship. I have never heard of it.

This is why I won't go on a cruise. Ships of any sort scare me

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Response to marym625 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 10:02 PM

2. A trawler is a fishing boat

The kind that drags nets behind it.

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Response to Stryst (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 10:03 PM

3. Thank you

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Response to marym625 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 10:03 PM

4. A fishing vessel.

Or during the Cold War- a spy ship.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 10:04 PM

5. Oh!

Interesting. Thanks!

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Response to marym625 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 11:11 PM

7. A boat full of working people. And one of the most dangerous professions. n/t

 

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 11:55 PM

9. I don't know why

But somehow, dying while working just seems to be the worst way to go. Just so horribly unfair.

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Response to marym625 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 01:32 AM

11. The reason it has so many is they typically do processing on board.

So the stuff is gutted and packaged before it arrives in the port.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 02:01 AM

12. I believe their is some flash freezing involved in the process, too

Clarence Birdseye, the curious fuck, would loved to have looked at the entire production line.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 02:20 AM

13. Yeah, Atlantic Dawn is probably most famous.

The largest ships can literally make extinct species of fish if they were allowed to fish for more than a few weeks.

It's a pretty efficient process. Too bad that a lot of countries are ignoring quotas and the fish population is still on the decline.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 02:35 AM

14. Indeed

I've heard them referred to as vacuum ships.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 07:38 AM

15. Thank you

I wondered about that.

What a tragedy

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 11:04 PM

6. Tragedy Rest in Peace.

 

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 11:36 PM

8. Used to be, there was a factory whaling ship named the Dalniy Vostok

Greenpeace dusted it up with the ship in Zodiacs off the California coast early on in the movement.

1975: Greenpeace launches its campaign to save whales as its vessel Phyllis Cormack confronts the Soviet whaling ship Dalniy Vostok, 60 miles off the coast of Eureka, California. A Greenpeace inflatable Zodiac is positioned between the harpoon and a targeted whale. The gunner fires, narrowly missing the Zodiac, but the filmed record of the people risking their lives to protect whales helps launch a worldwide movement.

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 09:32 AM

16. read they hauled in an 80 ton netfull & swamped the ship. Can't see how anyone survived :(

backbreaking dangerous work.

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2015, 03:00 PM

17. Russian trawler was sunk by greed and corruption: investigators

Source: Reuters

World | Wed Apr 8, 2015 2:27pm EDT

Russian trawler was sunk by greed and corruption: investigators

MOSCOW

(Reuters) - Greed and corruption were to blame for the sinking of a Russian trawler last week in which at least 56 crew died, a spokesman for investigators said on Wednesday.

The Dalniy Vostok fishing vessel sank in the icy Sea of Okhotsk off Russia's far eastern coast last Thursday. Sixty-three people were rescued out of a crew of 132 people, with 13 missing presumed dead.

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"There are no doubts that this is a crime at the base of which lies the greed of the businessmen who owned the vessel and corrupt officials," Vladimir Markin, the Investigative Committee spokesman, told Rossiya 1 television, TASS news agency reported.

"Both the owner of this vessel and the captain knew that in the petrol tanks there was a minimal amount of fuel, the trawler's ability to right itself was affected."

Markin also said investigators had established that there were not enough lifeboats on the Dalniy Vostok for over 20 crew members.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/08/us-russia-ship-investigation-idUSKBN0MZ20420150408

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2015, 03:33 PM

18. I'm so sorry.

May they rest in peace.

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