Unmanned reefer Irina, abandoned by crew in the morning hours Jan 4, was taken on tow by salvage tugs Atlas and Suvorovets sometime during Jan 8 in Pacific ocean, some 60 nm SE of Shikotan Island, Kuril Islands. Four days unmanned vessel was drifting on her own, and made quite an extraordinary journey in stormy weather, from inner waters between Kunashir and Shikotan islands, through narrow and dangerous Spanberg Strait into Pacific ocean, and then some 60 miles in southern direction. Vessel was abandoned as being in clear and present danger of sinking, but somehow managed to stay afloat without any visible signs of worsening condition in stormy Pacific.