The rescue operation to free Russian ships trapped in the ice in the Sea of Okhotsk has been delayed. Sunday, 09.Jan.2011, 22:22 (GMT+3)
Icebreaker Krasin. Photo: RIA Novosti
The rescue operation to free Russian ships trapped in the ice in the Sea of Okhotsk has been delayed due to bad weather conditions.
Things are becoming serious amid the stormy wind, near-zero visibility and strong ice pressure, the Russian Ministry of Transport said.
The icebreaker Krasin, which is sailing at full speed to assist the icebreaker Admiral Makarov, is expected to arrive at the site later on January 9th. The two vessels will lead the trawler Coast of Hope and the sea platform Commonwealth out of the ice.
Earlier, the Admiral Makarov rescued scientific research ship The Professor Kizevetter. Cambodian-flagged Partner trawler with the Russian crew on board is still missing.