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Peaks Force, which was affected by the Nakhodka fire, is still undergoing repairs, says SUR


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Vladivostok, June 23 – The crew of the foreign ship Beks Force, on which a fire broke out off the coast of Nakhodka last week, continues to repair the damage, and the dry cargo ship itself is drifting at sea, Nikolai Sukhanov, head of the Far Eastern Regional Organization of the Russian Union of Seafarers (FOR SUR), told the News Agency. .
The Marshall Islands-flagged ship Pecks Force caught fire on June 16, 25 miles from Nakhodka, two crew members were injured, and they were evacuated ashore. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the fire started on a dry cargo ship when it was heading from China to the port of Vostochny. The crew refused to evacuate with the ship afloat. The Russian Sailors’ Union reported the News Agency that the fire occurred in the engine room. According to the Far Eastern Transportation Prosecutor’s Office, the crew members are citizens of the Philippines and Turkey. A law enforcement source in the area told the News Agency that the two victims were Filipinos. The fire was put out on the evening of 16 June.

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“The ship’s crew are Turks and Filipinos. And the Filipinos are ordinary people. The crew is on board, repairing fire damage. The ship itself is drifting 20-25 miles from Nakhodka, a tugboat is working nearby,” Sukhanov said.

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