A Russian cargo vessel, the Amurskaya, that went missing on Sunday in the Sea of Okhotsk carried 700 metric tons of gold ore, the Far Eastern transportation supervising department said in a statement on Monday.
“The bulk freighter was en route from the port Kiran to the port of Okhotsk with a cargo of gold ore weighing 700 tons. There supposedly was a crew of nine people,” the statement said.
The tanker Novik, which arrived at the scene of the beacon’s distress call, did not discover the vessel.
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