Russia’s emergencies ministry has confirmed that a fishing trawler with a crew of ten has lost way in the Barents Sea.

"On February 21, we received information that the main engine of the Polaris No МК0355 small trawler has failed in the Barents Sea, near the Rybachy Peninsula in the Murmansk region, were it was fishing. The trawler has a crew of ten," the press service of the Russian emergencies ministry told TASS on Sunday.
"The crewmembers are in satisfactory condition," the press service said, adding that a rescue ship is heading to the area.
On Sunday, in the Barents Sea off the Rybachy Peninsula, the main engine of the trawler Polaris, owned by the Murmansk company Nord-West F.K., failed. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, there are 10 people on board, their health is satisfactory.

The rescue boat took the fishing trawler Polaris on a tow. It the day before lost a course because of an engine failure in the Barents Sea near Rybachy Peninsula. Vessels follow in port Murmansk.

“At about one o'clock in the morning, the Murmanryba tug arrived and began towing. The expected arrival time (at the port of Murmansk – ed.) Is today at 23.00,” the agency said. They added that the weather conditions are satisfactory: the wave is one meter, the wind is 10 meters per second, the temperature is minus 9 degrees.

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