Press Esc to close
Tuesday 25 July 2017
News updated at 10:39 AM IST

Russian vessel carrying 700 tonnes of gold ore missing

Moscow, Oct 29, 2012, (IANS/RIA Novosti) 10:51 IST
File photo
A Russian cargo vessel, the Amurskaya, went missing Sunday in the Sea of Okhotsk with 700 metric tonnes of gold ore, the Far Eastern transportation supervising department said in a statement Monday.

“The bulk freighter was en route from the port Kiran to the port of Okhotsk with a cargo of gold ore weighing 700 tonnes. There supposedly was a crew of nine people,” the statement said.

The number of people on board of the missing vessel differs according to various sources as earlier media reports said there were 11 crew members, while the emergencies ministry puts the number at eight.

An emergency beacon sent a call of distress at 8.15 a.m. near the Shantar islands in the southwestern portion of the Sea of Okhotsk. The tanker Novik, which arrived at the scene of the beacon’s distress call, did not discover the vessel.

The Novik, accompanied by an amphibious Beriev Be-200 aircraft, continued the search operation, which is complicated by stormy weather conditions.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
The Jewish bagel served with a twist in funky colours at the ongoing International Food Festival...

The Jewish bagel served with a twist in funky colours at the ongoing International Food Festival...

Dark clouds seen over the Parliament house during the ongoing monsoon session in New Delhi...

Dark clouds seen over the Parliament house during the ongoing monsoon session in New Delhi...

Congress MPs Sushmita Dev, K Suresh and Gaurav Gogoi after they were suspended by the Speaker...

Congress MPs Sushmita Dev, K Suresh and Gaurav Gogoi after they were suspended by the Speaker...

Bolylywood actress Kajol and South Star Dhanush during the promotional press conference....

Bolylywood actress Kajol and South Star Dhanush during the promotional press conference....

Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley with MoS Santosh Gangwar...

Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley with MoS Santosh Gangwar...

MNS Party Workers protest against Chinese products at Airoli over ongoing rift between Indian...

MNS Party Workers protest against Chinese products at Airoli over ongoing rift between Indian...

School girls carry water to pour on Lord Shiva in Bhubaneswar on Monday...

School girls carry water to pour on Lord Shiva in Bhubaneswar on Monday...

Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz and Athiya Shetty during the promotion...

Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz and Athiya Shetty during the promotion...

Fire fighters dousing a fire that broke out at Lok Nayak Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday...

Fire fighters dousing a fire that broke out at Lok Nayak Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday...

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) men rescuing a villager from a flood-hit area in Morbi...

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) men rescuing a villager from a flood-hit area in Morbi...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.