According to Tass, the search and rescue work for the missing crew of the Russian fishing boat that sank in the Barents Sea on the 28th is still in progress.
At present, three tugboats and aircraft of the Russian Northern Fleet are searching for survivors at the sinking site. The report quoted the local emergency department as saying that rescue workers found three life buoys in the sunken waters, but no survivors were found.
Sources said that the cause of the accident may be that the fishing boat capsized due to trawl nets. Of the 19 crew members on board, only two escaped in wetsuits.
The wave height in the sunken sea reaches 4 meters, and the temperature is below minus 20 degrees Celsius.
In addition, the polar night phenomenon in the Arctic also complicates the search. Some Russian media said that under the extreme weather conditions in the area, the chance of survival of the missing crew is slim.
On the 28th, a fishing boat named “Onega” sank near Novaya Novaya in the Barents Sea.
Later that day, Russian President Putin expressed his condolences to the families of the victims.