Russian ship capsizes in Sea of Japan, 20 crew members missing
Search and rescue crews have been deployed to find missing crew members after a Russian ship capsized in the Sea of Japan on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
The Associated Press
Published Sunday, January 27, 2013 10:50AM EST
Last Updated Sunday, January 27, 2013 12:02PM EST
MOSCOW - A Russian fishing vessel has capsized in the Sea of Japan, and emergency officials say 20 Russian and Indonesian crew members are missing.
The far eastern branch of Russia's emergency services says 10 crew members were found in a lifeboat and rescued by a passing freighter.
The emergency services say the fishing vessel Shans-101 failed to make contact at the scheduled time and the ship owner reported it missing on Sunday afternoon.
A search was begun by air and sea, and late Sunday the vessel was found capsized off of Russia's Pacific coast. Shortly afterward, the freighter Anatoly Torchinov reported rescuing six Russian and four Indonesian sailors from the lifeboat. Emergency officials say 13 Russians and seven Indonesians are missing.