Sunday, December 31, 2006
A Russian tugboat rescued a South Korean vessel that was in distress in the Sea of Japan. The South Korean motor ship's main engine broke down in a storm on December 27. The vessel Marine Eagle with the crew of 15 people drifted 200 miles off Vladivostok.
Marine EagleSouth Korean rescuers asked their Russian colleagues for help, and the tugboat Naporisty was sent from Vladivostok to the Marine Eagle. Despite four-metre waves and the wind of up to 20 metres a second, the Naporisty managed to take the ship in tow. The Russian rescue vessel with the South Korean ship is on the way to the port of Pusan.