(October 30, 2012) - When gold companies profit, their shareholders often profit, but what happens when things go wrong or natural disasters happen? A precious metals mining company in Russia called Polymetal unfortunately got the chance to find out when it lost a vessel that had 700 tons of gold ore yet to be mined aboard it. The ship carrying the gold assets sunk off the Pacific Coast of Russia, according to a recent story in the Huffington Post. At the time, the ship was between Feklistov Island, its destination, and the coastal town of Neran where it had set sail from. The ship never made it to its final port in the Sea of Okhotsk; the last known communication with it was a distress call sent out shortly before it sank.
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