Sunday, December 18, 2011

Offshore platform sinks in the Sea of Okhotsk - Far East Russia (RT)

Sakhalin region; appeared to have taken place quickly; 14 rescued thus far; scattered life saving equipment and gear; no anticipated environmental risk. 

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Rescuers have saved 14 of the 67 people who were on board a floating oil rig which capsized in the Sea of Okhotsk in Russia's Far East, according to latest reports. Four more have been found dead. The Kolskoe rig was being towed by an icebreaker and a tow boat to Sakhalin Island after finishing its drill mission when the disaster happened. A distress signal was sent from it on Sunday morning.

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