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675 Russian Fishermen Rescued from Ice Floe

Posted April 1st, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian emergency workers deployed helicopters and hovercraft Sunday to rescue 675 fishermen stranded on an ice floe off Sakhalin Island. It took the rescue teams almost eight hours to pluck the fishermen off the ice before they drifted across the frigid Sea of Okhostk in Russia’s far east and hopelessly out to sea. The fishermen […]

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Warship Saves Somali Fishermen Drifting At Sea

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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European Union forces have rescued five Somali fishermen who had been drifting in the Indian Ocean for more than a week. The EU’s anti-piracy task force says one of its aircraft spotted the fishermen’s broken-down boat Tuesday while making a patrol flight. It says the German warship FGS Koln then rescued the men and brought […]

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