The captain of the ship was decorated MOE for the rescue of sailors from the DPRK

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in potenctial in the sea. Archival photoThe captain of the ship was decorated MOE for the rescue of sailors from the DPRK© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade the image Bank

Kamchatka the captain of the ship «Pyotr Ilyich» presented with gratitude to the leadership of the regional cupola MOE for saving drowning in the sea of Japan North Korean sailors, the press service of the Ministry.

It is noted that the operation to rescue the sailors who were knee-deep in the water taking on water in a wooden schooner, was held on 10 December 2017. The ship «Pyotr Ilyich» was on his way to the port of Busan through the exclusive economic zone of the DPRK.

«According to the captain, it was decided to put the ship broadside to the wind, to cover the boat from wind and waves, after which the «Pyotr Ilyich» began to drift to the schooner. At this time, the deck team prepared the rescue equipment — rescue net, rescue ring, life end with the drop, the pilot ladder. Using these tools, the crew managed to beam aboard his ship, the fishermen, three of them were alive and had frostbite from a long stay in cold water, their companion was lost the day before. His body also lifted on Board the «Peter Ilichev». Rescued were given first aid and taken to the port of Vladivostok», — stated in the message.

As it turned out, the schooner went to sea on 6 December. The next day it broke down the engine, the boat began to drift, and later on it was discovered to leak, causing it to start sinking. December 10 fishermen was rescued by the crew of the Russian vessel.

«Pyotr Ilyich» returned to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky yesterday. For courage and heroism, timely, competent, decisive action, manifested in conditions, interfaced to risk for life, the captain of the ship «Pyotr Ilyich» were handed a letter of the Main Department of EMERCOM of Russia in Kamchatskiy Krai», — said the representative of the press service.

He added that unlike the rescue operation sailors also intend to submit to the departmental medal of EMERCOM of Russia «For the salvation of perishing on the waters.» Relevant documents already submitted to the Department of personnel policy of the rescue agencies.