Trawler fish factory NOVOULYANOVSK disabled after explosion, adrift
Trawler NOVOULYANOVSK at 1900 Moscow (?) time Nov 6 suffered explosion in engine room in main engine crankcase, one crew died, two injured. Vessel with 84 crew on board disabled, adrift in Okhotsk sea, last known position early morning Nov 7 in 55 53N 147 44E. Understood no salvage contract yet, another trawler of the company which owns distressed vessel, trawler NOVOYELNYA (IMO 7824065), deployed on fishing grounds in the same area, sent to assist.