Russian icebreaker sends distress signal in storm off coast of Norway

Russian icebreaker sends distress signal in storm off coast of Norway
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  • calendar-gray 22 October 2019

An unnamed Russian icebreaker gave an SOS signal off the west coast of Norway, twitted Central Administration of the Norwegian rescue service on Tuesday, APA reports citing TASS.

"A Russian icebreaker gave a Mayday signal west of Aalesund. The engine stopped. 33 people are on board. There is a storm in this area," the report said. A rescue helicopter flew around the ship, rescue boats are on their way towards it. The crew managed to partially start the engines.

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