General cargo vessel Amurskaya IMO 7313614, dwt 611, built 1973, flag Russia. F/v Amurskoye IMO 9075840, displacement 2829 tons, built 1992, flag Russia. On a photo from shipspotting.com freighter Amurskaya in distress, aground off Kuhtui river esturary, Okhotsk, Okhotsk sea, photo by Savitskiy Igor, http://forum.shipspotting.com/index.php?action=profile;u=74230
The Amurskaya Russian bulk-carrier, which went missing in the Sea of Okhotsk on Sunday, Oct. 28, is being looked for by a total of four vessels now.
Heavy snowfall and zero visibility have made it impossible to use aircraft in the search operation for the second day running. Experts feel there’s still a chance to rescue the seamen. The bulk-carrier could have taken shelter from the storm in some bay. Experts are in no rush to link the ship’s disappearance to the fact that she was transporting 700 tons of gold ore.