Russian ship with 700 tons of gold ore missing
A cargo ship with 700 tonnes of gold ore nine crew members on board has gone missing in the Pacific Ocean near the Russian coast, the Itar-Tass news agency reported.
The raw material owned by metals company Polymetal was being transported for further processing into gold.
A special aircraft and ships were searching for the vessel, named the Amurskaya, in the vicinity of the Shantar Islands in the Sea of Okhotsk, officials in the Emergency Situations Ministry said.
The freighter was on Sunday on the way to Okhotsk, when the crew made an emergency call.