At least 10 dead and 11 missing after Spanish ship sinks off Canada – Observer

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The sinking of a Spanish fishing vessel off the coast of Canada resulted in at least 10 dead, 11 sailors missingconfirmed to the sources of El País du marine salvage.

The accident happened Monday evening (local time in Canada) — around 5 a.m. this Tuesday in Lisbon — about 450 kilometers east of the coast of Province of Newfoundlandsays Euronews.

Based in the port of Le Marin, Galicia, the 50-meter vessel consisted of a crew of 24 – 16 Spanish sailors, 5 Peruvians and 3 Ghanaians.


The boat, Villa de Pitanxo, issued two distress alerts, and three men were found aboard a lifeboat with signs of hypothermia. Three other rescuers were located by rescue teams, where six of the bodies were found.

We have been informed that…bodies have been found,” he said, according to the BBC. Maica Larribaa representative from Pontevedra: “The water temperature is currently horrible, it is very low.”

The Canadian Armed Forces Joint Rescue Coordination Center, according to El País, sent a helicopter, an airplane and several boats to participate in the rescue operations. After the two warning signals were issued at 5:24 a.m. Tuesday, the ship stopped giving a signal, so authorities dispatched two boats to the last known location.

The first two ships to respond to the ship’s distress call, at around five a.m. on Tuesday, were the spanish ship Menduina II Beach is portuguese ship – a New Virgin of Barca.

The government is following with concern the search and rescue operations of the crew. We are in constant contact with the rescue teams,” said Isabel Rodríguez, spokesperson for the Spanish government and minister for territorial policy, according to El País.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said in twitter social network that follow “with concern and concern the search and rescue operations of the crew of the Galician vessel wrecked in Newfoundland waters”.

“All my condolences to their families. The government remains in constant contact with the emergency services,” said the Spanish chief executive.

News updated at 00:19

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