“Ribatchi” was a two manned small fishing boat en route somewhere off the coast of the Kola Peninsula, reported to be somewhere between Liinakhamari and Teriberka, writes Komsomolskaya Pravda. Water started to leak in to the engine room, the vessel lost power and triggered the emergency alarm signal, reports Murmanski Vestnik.
The nearest vessel turned out to be a nuclear powered submarine on patrol in the waters. All of the Russian nuclear powered submarines based on the Kola Peninsula have their homeports along the coast between the border to Norway and the Kola bay.
“Having received information about the emergency with the fishing vessel, the crew of the nuclear powered submarine “Daniil Moskovsky”, that where in the immediate vicinity of the disaster began a rescue operation,” says head of the Northern fleet’s press service, Vadim Serga to Interfax.
The weather in the area was bad with strong winds and poor visibility. The two crew members from “Ribatchi” were rescued before the vessel sank.
The Faroese economy benefits greatly from its monopoly of the Russian salmon market. The islands’ biggest marine produce company, Bakkafrost, has seen its stock surge about 100 percent over the past year, including re-invested dividends.
August 9th, the Barents Region celebrated the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day was commemorated in several parts of the region, including Karasjok in Northern Norway and Teriberka in Northwestern Russia.
Sports in the Barents region have joined forces and established Barents Games. This weekend athletes from all over the region met in Oulu to compete in 14 differents sports during the Barents Summer Games. See our slide show from the competitions.
People participating in culture-, sport and Barents cooperation projects can from October apply for visa to Norway without paying a single ruble, says Marit Egholm Jacobsen with the Norwegian Consulate General in Murmansk.