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Published:January 5th, 2008 11:35 EST
 Russia,  A small fishing trawler has sunken

Russia, A small fishing trawler has sunken

By SOP newswire

A small fishing trawler has sunken near Russia's Kola Bay in the Murmansk Region, but none of the four crew was hurt, a local rescue service official said Friday.

"The incident took place Thursday near the coast of the Kola Peninsula in the Barents Sea; the ship sunk while being towed by the Agat rescue boat," the source said, adding that the trawler had asked for help due to a technical malfunction.

He said the PTS-252 trawler sunk after giving a lurch while being towed, but that all four crewmembers had been moved from the trawler to the rescue boat in time.