Russian trawler sinks with 54 dead
Thursday, 02 April 2015 - 17:02
A Russian trawler has sunk off the Kamchatka peninsula, with 54 sailors so far confirmed dead.
Sixty-three people have been rescued, many suffering from hypothermia.
The Dalniy Vostok freezer trawler had 132 people on board when it sank.
Seventy-eight of the crew were Russian, with the remainder coming from countries including Latvia, Ukraine, Myanmar and Vanuatu.
Some two dozen ships and a rescue helicopter are involved in searching for remaining survivors in freezing waters around zero degrees Celsius.
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