Two victims were evacuated from the trawler “Novoulyanovsk”, which after the explosion of the engine and the fire drifted in the sea of Okhotsk, reports RIA “Novosti” with reference to the press service of EMERCOM in the Sakhalin oblast. The ship “Kataevo” will deliver them in Ottawa on the evening of 9 November (14:00 GMT). The second vessel – “Arcadia” – was taken in tow by “Novoulyanovsk” and also goes to Magadan.
The victims feel stable, they are conscious, but they need medical care. To evacuate people immediately failed due to a heavy storm, the helicopters were unable to approach the trawler, reports TASS. The shipowner JSC HC “dalmoreprodukt” has promised to pay compensation to the victims and the family of one of the dead sailors. His body is on the “Novoulyanovsk”. On Board the trawler, according to various estimates, from 70 to 84.
Mechanic killed was a Russian citizen, was born in the Donetsk region. Another Russian suffered an open fracture of the leg, the second victim – a citizen of Ukraine – burns 10% of the body.
According to the press service of the far East investigatory management on transport SK the Russian Federation, the explosion on Board a large freezer fishing trawler (BMRT) “Novoulyanovsk” occurred at 03:00 on 7 November (19:00 Moscow November 6). I blew the crankcase of the main engine, after which the fire started. It was extinguished by the sailors themselves. The owner reported the accident to the rescue service later, 10 hours after the explosion.
The investigative Committee shall verify the grounds of crime under part 2 of article 143 of the criminal code (“Violation of rules of a labour safety, entailed on imprudence death of the person”).
BMRT “Novoulyanovsk” assigned to the port of Vladivostok. The owner – JSC HC “dalmoreprodukt”. The trawler was engaged in the sea of Okhotsk fishery and the herring. It holds at the present time is 510 tons of fish, reports “Interfax”.