11 fishing crew rescued in Russia after 3-month ordeal

Eleven fishing boat crew who had been stranded since October in a remote part of Russia's Far East have been rescued after sheltering nearly three months at an abandoned military base, according to television and Russian news agency reports. The eight men and three women took refuge at the base after their small boats collided on October 10 off the southeastern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula, regional Emergency Situations Ministry spokeswoman Olga Mikhailova was quoted as saying by the RIA-Novosti news agency.