The 82 meter long, 3085 dwt cargo vessel Poline capsized and sank in the Sea of Japan. The Poline was en route to Taytsang, China from Plastun, Russia with 2034 tons of lumber when it suffered a cargo shift in stormy weather. The crew was able to send out a distress call before it Poline overturned. Several nearby vessels responded to the scene. The cargo ship Aldan and Golden Suek along with the bulk carrier Simferopol and Hanjin Newport arrived on scene finding Poline’s keel. The Aldan rescued 5 crew from a liferaft and the Golden Suek rescued another 2 crewmen. The Hanjin Newport rescued 2 men, but one later died. Reports state one crewmen was still missing.
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