Press Esc to close
Wednesday 03 September 2014
News updated at 12:24 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Russian vessel carrying 700 tonnes of gold ore missing

Moscow, Oct 29, 2012, (IANS/RIA Novosti)
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
England's Steven Finn survives a run out attempt

England's Steven Finn survives a run out attempt

President Pranab Mukherjee at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine on Tuesday. J & K Governor NN Vohra is...

President Pranab Mukherjee at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine on Tuesday. J & K Governor NN Vohra is...

India's Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after bowling England's Eoin Morgan

India's Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after bowling England's Eoin Morgan

Shuttler PV Sindhu, bronze medalist at World Badminton Championship, speaking to the media with ...

Shuttler PV Sindhu, bronze medalist at World Badminton Championship, speaking to the media with ...

England's Chris Woakes, right, is run out for 10 runs...

England's Chris Woakes, right, is run out for 10 runs...

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, right, watches Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt bowl during a...

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, right, watches Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt bowl during a...

Dhoni And Jos Buttler at the fourth one-day international cricket match...

Dhoni And Jos Buttler at the fourth one-day international cricket match...

A devotee carries a statue of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, to be immersed into...

A devotee carries a statue of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, to be immersed into...

Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after scoring a century against England during the fourth One Day...

Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after scoring a century against England during the fourth One Day...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh presents a bat signed by him to Olympic Gold Medalist sprinter Usain...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh presents a bat signed by him to Olympic Gold Medalist sprinter Usain...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523