The Sakhalin rescuers have removed 20 fishermen from a drifting ice floe

20 Sakhalin fishermen evacuated by rescuers from a breakaway ice floe in the Gulf of Mordvinova in the South of Sakhalin. On Saturday, February 25, the press service of the regional emergency Department.

It is noted that medical assistance to anyone not needed.

Information about the incident was received at 14:40 local time (6:40 GMT). The rescue operation was complicated by bad weather. For this reason, emergency workers are unable to use a helicopter, people had to evacuate on the boats. For one flight on Board can take only three, so the operation took 2.5 hours.

“Interfax” reports that the fishermen knew about the bad weather and received a warning about the dangers of going out on the ice in such conditions, however, neglected it.

In November 2016, the head of the Balakovo district of the Saratov region Ivan Cheprasov during meetings in the administration was troubled by the fact that the fishermen often go out on thin ice, despite warnings, and to pay for the work of rescuers is necessary at the expense of budget funds. “Maybe they just weights to give with the rope? Villages, to the foot tied to no problems. Every year fooling around,” said the official.