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Russia: "It was really like the Titanic" - Dalniy Vostok survivor recounts ordeal01:07

Russia: "It was really like the Titanic" - Dalniy Vostok survivor recounts ordeal

Russian Federation, Magadan
April 3, 2015 at 01:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

One of the surviving crew members of the sunken Dalniy Vostok fishing trawler recounted his experience whilst being treated in a hospital in Magadan for his injuries, Friday.

"It was really like the Titanic. People just fell down. You look above: They fly (down) and scream. It was a horror", said the crew member.

A reported 122 people were lifted from the water after the trawler sank, with rescue teams extracting 56 bodies and 66 survivors. Those who were suffering from hypothermia or were injured in the shipwreck were flown to hospitals in the port town of Magadan by helicopter.

The search for the missing 13 people continues in the Sea of Okhotsk with a Be-200 multipurpose amphibious aircraft, another Mi-8 helicopter and a An-74 aircraft joining the 26 vessels currently working to rescue the remaining crew members.

According to preliminary data, among the 132 crew members, 78 are Russians while 54 are foreign nationals from a number of countries including Burma, Vanuatu, Latvia and Ukraine.

Russia: "It was really like the Titanic" - Dalniy Vostok survivor recounts ordeal01:07
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One of the surviving crew members of the sunken Dalniy Vostok fishing trawler recounted his experience whilst being treated in a hospital in Magadan for his injuries, Friday.

"It was really like the Titanic. People just fell down. You look above: They fly (down) and scream. It was a horror", said the crew member.

A reported 122 people were lifted from the water after the trawler sank, with rescue teams extracting 56 bodies and 66 survivors. Those who were suffering from hypothermia or were injured in the shipwreck were flown to hospitals in the port town of Magadan by helicopter.

The search for the missing 13 people continues in the Sea of Okhotsk with a Be-200 multipurpose amphibious aircraft, another Mi-8 helicopter and a An-74 aircraft joining the 26 vessels currently working to rescue the remaining crew members.

According to preliminary data, among the 132 crew members, 78 are Russians while 54 are foreign nationals from a number of countries including Burma, Vanuatu, Latvia and Ukraine.

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