Russian Ship Carrying Gold Goes Missing

Cargo ship transporting 700 tons of ore

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A ship carrying 700 tons of gold ore and a nine-person crew has gone missing in stormy seas off Russia’s Pacific coast. The ship was sailing from the coastal town of Neral to Feklistov Island in the Sea of Okhotsk when it sent a distress call and disappeared. The mining company that hired the ship, Polymetal, said it had used the same route before and had no reason to suspect any danger. The ore was due to be processed at its destination, where the gold would be extracted. A spokesman for Polymetal declined to comment on the estimated value of the cargo.

Via Associated Press

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