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Russian authorities arrest foreign sailors of Dalniy Vostok trawler

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUAn administrative arrest has been applied to all foreign sailors that were rescued from the Dalniy Vostok trawler, which sunk near the coast of Kamchatka last week, as reported by a representative of the Federal Migration Service of Sakhalin Oblast. Sailors are charged with illegal employment in the Russian Federation.

«We have interviewed all foreign sailors. Charges have been raised against them for illegal employment in the Russian Federation,» – said the representative of the Russian Migration Service.

The rescued sailors from the sunken trawler were delivered to Korsakov Port, Sakhalin this Tuesday, April 7th. Among the rescued sailors are 35 Russian and 26 foreign citizens. All foreigners have been detained as persons who did not pass customs.

After talks with diplomats, all foreigners will be provided with temporary documents. After that, all foreign sailors will be deported from Russia.

Magellan Company, which owns the sunken trawler, failed to provide explanations as to why foreigners were on board that ship. According to the Sailors Trade Union, the foreign sailors had been paying the owner of the ship in order to work on board the ship.

It is believed that there were 132 people on board the trawler. 63 of them have been successfully rescued.

Authorities have launched an investigation regarding possible breach of marine transport operational safety regulations. It is likely that the cause of the accident was the lack of ballast.

The incident occurred around 06:15 (local time) on Tuesday. No SOS signal was received from the vessel. The ship was carrying 78 Russian citizens and 54 foreigners on board.

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