In the sea of Okhotsk, Kamchatka, sank the trawler "far East", on Board of which were 132 people. Discusses 2 key version of wreck: the ship could collide with an obstacle - drifting ice floe or tip over due to the fact that raised on Board too many fish.
The trawler sank very quickly - in a matter of minutes. He did not even have time to file a distress signal. This could happen for several reasons: either the ship was seriously damaged, violated the integrity of the cladding or it overturned.
"Previously happened overkill in consequence of the rise of the trawl fishery products to the upper deck, after that happened the capsize of the vessel", - quotes "Interfax" the Chairman of the Commission for emergency situations of Kamchatskiy Krai Sergey Khabarov. "Sure, you can say that, in spite of the command of the crew survived only 3 assistant captain Anatoly Barvinok", he added.
This version was supported by other participants in a conference call to discuss the crash. "At the moment the meeting of the government headquarters. It is the 3rd assistant captain voiced the theory that the ship raised the trawl weighing about 80 tons, and 2nd down. Overweight, with strong winds, resulting in the ship caught the roll and sank" - quoted by RIA Novosti adept of the Main Department of EMERCOM of Russia on the Kamchatka Krai.
Another version, which experts consider, is that the trawler collided with the barrier, most likely with a drifting ice floe. "By far the most potential cause rapid flooding of the vessel investigation considers a possible collision with an obstacle, in consequence of which there was damage to the hull in the area of machine branch," - said the official dealer of the Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin.
"In the foreseeable future the investigation sets out to interview the crew members, and guide a ship-owning company in order to clarify the events and circumstances of the incident. The investigation considers all possible versions of the wreck of the trawler", - he stressed.
The signal that in the sea of Okhotsk distress trawler "far East", arrived at about 08:30 local time. By this time the ship had completely go under water. According to our information, on Board the ship was 78 residents of Russia and 54 of the foreigner. From the water, the rescuers managed to get 63 surviving crew members and the body 54 of the victims. The fate of 15 fishermen remains unknown. The captain and the chief officer were killed.
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