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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sailor Survives Accident

PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, Far East () -- A sailor survived 20 hours trapped in a coal barge that capsized in the icy waters of Kamchatka Bay, Itar-Tass reported.


Rescuers found Oleg Rudenko waist-deep in water and suffering from exposure, but still alive, when they cut open the bottom of the barge Saturday, the news agency said Saturday.


The Far Eastern Shipping Co. barge capsized Friday north of Cape Kronotsky, about 6,700 kilometers east of Moscow, Itar-Tass reported.