In the sea of Japan has expanded the search area for the missing vessel

© Photo : EMERCOM of Russia for the Primorsky cryotronic the MOE carried out a search of the fishing vessel in the East sea of Japan. Archive photoIn the sea of Japan has expanded the search area for the missing vessel© Photo : EMERCOM of Russia for the Primorye territory

The ship Sakhalin sea shipping company «Kunashir» joined the search for the missing in the sea of Japan the fishing vessel «Vostok», the survey area expanded, informed RIA Novosti the representative of the Maritime rescue coordination centre of Vladivostok.

«Today the search area expanded. In place came the ship «Kunashir», owned by Sakhalin shipping company, he also joined the search. Also works with a rescue ship, the ship Fesco, the Mi-8 helicopter and a be-200 aircraft. The weather in the area is improving,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, while «the East» and its crew was not found.

On the morning of 25 January, the fishing ship «Vostok» has ceased to go in Primorye, it triggered the distress beacon. According to the far Eastern transport Prosecutor’s office and the shipowner, on Board 20 people. According to the spascenter, on the site searching found two life jackets, two life rings, fishing buoy, household garbage and mooring Cove. Investigators opened a criminal case.

The ship «East» goes under the Russian flag assigned to Nevelsk of the Sakhalin region. The owner of the vessel is OOO «DV-Fleet».