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Successful Rescue Efforts as Dozens Trapped on Ice Floe in Russia’s Far East

In a dramatic incident off the coast of Sakhalin Island in Russia’s Far East, at least 75 people were rescued after becoming stranded on a drifting ice floe that broke away from the shore on Sunday.

Sakhalin, the largest island in Russia, witnessed a 50-meter ice floe detachment near the village of Starodubskoye in the Sea of Okhotsk, trapping over 80 fishermen a kilometer offshore.

Prompt response from emergency services, including the deployment of a ministry Mi-8 helicopter, led to the successful rescue of those stranded on the ice floe.

Reports initially indicated more than a dozen fishermen in distress, prompting rescue teams to be dispatched by car and motorboat.

Sakhalin, known for its offshore oil and gas fields, has experienced similar incidents in the past due to the region’s unique geographical conditions.

Tourist activity is relatively low in the area, but occasional incidents highlight the importance of swift and efficient rescue operations.

This marks another successful rescue mission in Sakhalin, emphasizing the significance of preparedness and coordination in addressing emergencies in this remote part of Russia.


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