Wednesday, February 25, 2009

tensions & questions rise after russia sinks chinese freighter

tensions & questions rise after russia sinks chinese freighterfrom russia today: An investigation has been launched into an incident where eight people drowned after a cargo ship fled Russian border guards in the Far East. The New Star vessel was under the flag of Sierra Leone and had brought rice cargo to the port of Nakhodka. But it left without permission or notifying the authorities. The border guards following the ship and eventually opened fire. But on its way back the vessel was caught in a storm and sank out of 16 crew, only 8 people were saved. The border guards say the ship ignored all warning signals while sailing towards the Chinese border at full speed.

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