VLADIVOSTOK, 8 March – RIA Novosti. The Russian ship Vitim, which caught fire on Saturday morning in the Sea of Japan, was towed to the coast in Primorye, the marine rescue service will pump water out of it, a representative of the ship owner Pacific Crab LLC told RIA Novosti.
On the morning of March 6, 12 miles abeam of Askold Island in the Sea of Japan, a ship with 30 fishermen caught fire. The fire occurred in the fish shop. The shipowner noted that when a fire broke out, the sailors themselves began to extinguish it. There were no casualties, the crew members were evacuated and taken to Vladivostok on the Alchan ship. The rescue vessel also extinguished the fire. The transport prosecutor's office has started checking. On the eve of “Vitim” was taken in tow and led to the shore, the list of the vessel was 45 degrees.
“The vessel was towed to the area of Tikhaya Bay. At the moment, there is weak white smoke at the stern of the fishing deck. Now the service of Morspas will be engaged in pumping out water and eliminating the list, if necessary, the remaining places from the fire. Later, the place of mooring will be determined,” he said. the interlocutor of the agency.