Trawler Atlant on fire, abandoned, drifting in the Pacific
In the afternoon Dec 21 fire started on board of trawler Atlant in 47 04.5N 152 29.1E, 8 miles northwest of Simushir Island, Kuril Islands, Pacific ocean. Crew wasn’t able to control fire, Master ordered to leave the vessel. Crew went into life rafts, one of the crew died from asphyxiation, his body remained on board. 24 crew was rescued by nearby fishing vessels in a stormy weather, and later delivered to Severo-Kurilsk port. Vessel reportedly still on fire, drifting. Salvage tug Rubin (IMO 8033883) dispatched to drifting trawler to monitor and if possible, to salvage. Fire reportedly started in a drying compartment.