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Survivors of sunken trawler fined by Russia

Russia has fined the two Latvian citizens working as crewmembers aboard the Dalniy Vostok fishing trawler, which capsized and sank in the Sea of Okhotsk last week, with 56 perishing and 13 still missing, while the rest of the 132-man crew made it out alive and were rescued.

Russia’s Interfax news agency reported Friday that both sailors have been assessed with monetary punishments for being illegally employed on Russian territory. Each of them faces a fine of two thousand rubles, equivalent to about €36.

The two lucky men are set to head home from Moscow by plane Saturday.

On Thursday relatives of the third Latvian citizen, who died aboard the Dalniy Vostok, which sank on April 2, identified his remains on the island of Sakhalin.

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