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Russian Ambassador Wants to Reward British Rescuers
1.12.2011 13:25
Russian Ambassador Wants to Reward British Rescuers
the "Swandland" cargo vessel

British rescue team may be rewarded for the recovery operation in the Irish Sea after the sinking of a cargo ship with Russian sailors onboard.

        Russian Ambassador to Britain Alexander Yakovenko tabled a proposal to reward the rescuers for their well co-ordinated work. That initiative was supported by two survivors, Russian sailors Roman Savin and Vitaly Karpenko.

        The Swanland cargo vessel with 3,000 tons of limestone onboard sank near the coast of Wales on Sunday night, November 27, during the severe storm. The 81-meter vessel was supposedly enveloped by a huge wave and then it broke apart and sank. There were eight members of the crew onboard, two of them were saved by the British rescuers, one more sailor later was found dead in the sea. The other sailors' whereabouts is still unknown. The search for them was called off late on Monday, as there weren't any possible chances of survival in such a cold water.

      Dozens of British rescuers, supported by police helicopters, were involved in a search operation following the tragedy. Among them was Prince William, who serves as a Royal Air Force search-and-rescue helicopter pilot in Wales. The Prince has already been received a letter of gratitude from Russian officials.

      The survivor sailors are in a good condition and plan to return to Russia this week. They thanked the British people for their moral support, as they had received a lot of calls from common citizens with words of encouragement. 


      

Sources: Vesti.ru RIA Novosti Image: Dni.ru

      Related News: The Duke of Cambridge Helps to Save Russian Sailors (28.11.2011)


Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russia-Britain Swanland ship accident transportation   

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