A fire broke out inside a Russian ship with 30 fishermen on board in the Sea of ​​Japan

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The Russian Emergencies Ministry office in Primorsky region reported that fire broke out in the fishing vessel “VITIM” in the Sea of ​​Japan, while a rescue team was preparing to evacuate its crew.

Rescuers received a notification about the fire at 7:00 local time (00:00 Moscow time).

At 07.15 hours, a rescue tug was sent to provide assistance, while an additional rescue tug was being prepared, and a Mi-8 helicopter was preparing to leave with a group of rescue and search personnel.

In total, 60 people and 4 floating aircraft are taking part in the evacuation, as well as equipment provided by the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

Source: “Novosti”