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The Bering Sea (RIA Novosti / Alexander Liskin)

Rescuers are searching for 54 people who were on board a South Korean vessel that sank near the Chukotka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East.

An emergency on board the Oryong 501 trawler started sometime before [17:30] local time (0530 GMT) on Monday, when information the ship being in peril was sent to local rescue services. The vessel reportedly did not send a distress call.

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