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Crew missing after drill rig capsize

Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 00:51

Dec 18 - A search is underway for missing crew members from an oil drilling rig which capsized off the Russian island of Sakhalin. Rough cut (No reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL An oil drilling rig with 67 crew on board capsized off the Russian Far East island of Sakhalin when it ran into a storm while being towed. At least two of the crew have died, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday (December 18). Fourteen more were rescued alive from the 'Kolskaya' jack-up rig, operated by Russian exploration company Arktikmorneftegazrazvedka. The rest of the crew are unaccounted for. Agencies quoted emergencies officials as saying the rig capsized at about 0200 GMT on Sunday around 200 km (125 miles) off the coast of Sakhalin as it was being towed from the eastern peninsula of Kamchatka. It appeared that the vessel had not been doing drilling work, so no oil spill was likely. The rig's destination was not immediately clear.

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Crew missing after drill rig capsize

Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 00:51