Russian rescue workers say a freezer trawler with an international crew of 132 has sunk in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula and at least 43 crew members died.

The emergency services in Kamchatka said 63 crew members were rescued and the fate of the remaining 26 is unknown.

The emergency services said more than 25 fishing boats were helping to rescue the crew members of the Dalny Vostok trawler.