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‘Series of Mistakes’ Led to Deadly Sinking of Trawler in Russia's Far East

© AFP 2021 / ShipSpotting.com / Patalavaca A file picture taken on March 20, 2013 and provided by ShipSpotting.com shows STENDE trawler in Las Palmas, Canary Islands. The trawler was bought in 2014 by Magellan LLC and renamed Dalny Vostok
A file picture taken on March 20, 2013 and provided by ShipSpotting.com shows STENDE trawler in Las Palmas, Canary Islands. The trawler was bought in 2014 by Magellan LLC and renamed Dalny Vostok - Sputnik International
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The acting governor of the Sakhalin Region said that a series of mistakes led to the sinking of the Dalniy Vostok fishing freezer trawler in the Sea of Okhotsk, off Russia's far east coast last week.

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VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) A series of mistakes led to the sinking of the Dalniy Vostok fishing freezer trawler in the Sea of Okhotsk, off Russia's far east coast last week, the acting governor of the nearby Sakhalin Region said Tuesday.

The official spoke after rescued crew members and bodies of the victims were transported to the port of Korsakov on the Sakhalin Island, earlier in the day.

"It was a series of mistakes that caused the tragedy. There was overweight, then there was lack of rescue equipment, then there was a crew error. […] In part they wanted to take more fish," Oleg Kozhemyako told journalists.

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On Saturday, Kozhemyako said that the shipwreck was likely caused by the crew's failure to comply with safety rules.

The Dalniy Vostok trawler sank in the Sea of Okhotsk shortly before midnight on April 1. The accident claimed the lives of 56 of the 132 people on board the vessel.

A search continues for the 13 crew members that are still unaccounted for, though it is unlikely that any of the missing sailors have survived in the freezing water.

There were 81 Russians and 51 foreigners on board the trawler.

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