Skip to comments.Race to save Russian crew in lifeboats as fishing boat is holed by iceberg
Posted on 12/18/2011 6:25:39 AM PST by mkleesma
Rescue ships are racing to save a Russian crew who have taken to lifeboats after their fishing ship hit an iceberg taking on water. The crew of the stricken Sparta, which is listing at 13 degrees, are trying to empty water from the ship as it slowly sinks in the Ross Sea near Antarctica with a 5ft hole in the hull below the water line. But vessels speeding towards it are being hampered by heavy sea ice and are unlikely to reach the the area - about 2,000 nautical miles south east of New Zealand - for four to five days. A New Zealand Air Force aeroplane is due to arrive in the area with supplies today along with fuel, equipment and another water pump.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2075092/Race-save-Russian-crew-lifeboats-fishing-boat-holed-iceberg.html#ixzz1gtasguPv
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2075092/Race-save-Russian-crew-lifeboats-fishing-boat-holed-iceberg.html#ixzz1gtalNL00
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Prayers up for these poor guys.....hopefully they will be rescued.
Would the Russians do the same for us?
What is it that we are doing for them? The article doesn't say we are doing anything - that is if you are speaking about the U.S. as "us".
The answer to your question, is yes, they probably would rescue mariners in distress, even those from the U.S.
Most likely. Mariners are very good about putting politics aside at a time like this. The prevailing attitude is that it's all of them against the sea and that you might just need the same help tomorrow. There are even cases of sailors risking their lives to keep others from drowning after having sunk their enemies ship.
They did, and they would like they did earlier.