salvage tug SB-36, a part of the squadron of the Russian Navy in the Gulf of Aden, met in the open ocean in distress schooner famous Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov and now accompanies her to the port of Salalah in Oman. On Wednesday reported RIA Novosti news agency, citing the press service of Defense Ministry.
Schooner "St. Victoria with an international crew, which consists of five citizens of Russia, including F. Konjuhov navigating in the framework of the campaign to raise funds for the erection of Sergiev Posad church in honor of the righteous Fyodor Ushakov.
On Tuesday it became known that the ship is in distress in the Indian Ocean. As reported by the media organizer of the expedition, the sculptor and producer Vadim Tsyganov, "in the Indian Ocean on its way to the Gulf of Aden the ship fell into the" perfect storm "strength of 10 points with squally winds of 35 meters per second." Because of the falling water is out of order engine, but the crew is trying to reach the nearest shore to sail.
Later Tuesday, the information was denied by his son F. Konjuhov, Oscar. "Today I contacted the crew, they all right," - said the son traveler. According to him, because of the storm the ship deviated from the previously planned route and went down for refueling, not in Djibouti, and Yemen.