The "Yeruslan" remained trapped in the Amur Bay waters, but a huge rescue operation was launched on Feb 18, with water being pumped from the partially submerged vessel. Thieves were blamed for running the ship aground and setting it on fire after stealing parts for scrap metal using oxygen acetylene torches to remove parts of the ship. The stern nearly completely underwater and the bow lifted off the surface. Long pipes were used to pump the water out of the hull in a bid to free the ship.
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A woman has been rescued after going overboard the "Sun Princess" while in the Pacific Ocean almost one hour later on Feb 17, 2017. The woman fell from the vessel sometime just after 4 p.m., and an immediate operation was launched to save her. Two life rings were thrown into the ocean which she was unable to swim to. The Prship turned around and launched a boat to rescue her. Almost one hour later she was pulled into a small rescue boat by crew members.