Krasin to Release Sodruzhestvo

30 January 2011 (Last Updated January 30th, 2011 18:30)

The Far Eastern Shipping Company said the Krasin icebreaker has begun preparations to tow the ice-trapped Sodruzhestvo fishery vessel into clear waters in the Sea of Okhotsk. An additional ice-breaker, the Admiral Makarov, is also heading towards the area.

The Far Eastern Shipping Company said the Krasin icebreaker has begun preparations to tow the ice-trapped Sodruzhestvo fishery vessel into clear waters in the Sea of Okhotsk.

An additional ice-breaker, the Admiral Makarov, is also heading towards the area.

The Sodruzhestvo is the last of three vessels to be rescued that became lodged in 2m-thick ice on 31 December, according to rian.ru.