A barge with people stuck in the ice on the Amur river

On the Amur river due to the early freeze-up stuck barge, on Board of which there were seven people. About it reports “RIA Novosti” with reference to the far Eastern center of EMERCOM of Russia.

According to authorities, river the ship stopped in Ulchi area between settlements Mariinsky and Sofiysk. Because of the ice, which began on the river for seven to nine days earlier than the mean multiyear values, the captain made the decision to suspend further progress of the barge to prevent damage, explained in the MOE.

“On the barge are seven people, there is food for a week and warm things, the threat of pouring of fuel no”, — underlined in the message center.

As reported “Interfax — far East” with reference to the press service of the regional emergency center, five of the seven crew members already took the helicopter Mi-8. They were taken to the settlement of Sofiysk, threats to their life and health at the moment no, Medicaid no one took.

The spokesman said that two people — the captain and a sailor remained on the barge for its protection and will be able to leave it by decision of the shipowner. As for the barge, it will remain in place until the opening of navigation next spring, added in the press-service.