They had transferred from a South Korean cargo ship, which was in danger of sinking, onto a raft. They were floating off the coast of the remote Japanese island of Okino-Tori-Shima last night, according to ITAR-TASS.
The Japanese coastguards stated that four vessels are in the area on their way to rescue the Russians, which it is hoped will take place during the day on Monday.
Timofei BYELO PRAVDA.Ru
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