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Soviet freighter sinks in storm off Canada

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited by Susan Garland / February 17, 1982

St. John's, Newfoundland

A Soviet freighter sank Wednesday in a raging Atlantic storm near where an oil rig capsized the day before. Rescue officials said only four or five survivors had been picked up. Fifteen bodies had been found, and about 18 men were missing.

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