October 3, 2022

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At least 10 people have been killed and 11 others missing after a Spanish tugboat sank

This is the real drama of the sea, ten sailors are dead and eleven are still missing Shipwreck A Spanish tug boat off
Canada, In the Atlantic. The arrival of night and low temperatures dampened hopes of finding survivors.

“Unfortunately, three more dead people have been rescued Boat The fishing boat sank, ”the Canadian rescue team tweeted early in the evening. Shortly after sinking, Life was able to save the three sailors aboard the boat.

Debris was found

Weather conditions, waves of more than 4 meters and wind made the Canadian rescuers’ search all day very complicated. When Villa de Pitanxo sank at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, 450 kilometers southeast of Newfoundland, it had 24 crew members on board.

Debris from a 50-meter-long tugboat anchored in the small harbor of Marin in northwestern GaliciaSpain, Said Brian Owens, Canadian spokesman for the Center for Rescue and Coordination, which manages the search. According to the Spanish Maritime Rescue, the crew consisted of 16 Spaniards, 5 Peruvians and 3 Ghanaians.

Survivors of hypothermia

Rosa Quintana, head of maritime affairs for the Galician regional government, said the boat was “crashing” and “sending a disaster signal” and two ships had come to its rescue. It was another Spanish boat, the Playa Menduina Dose, which finally found the bodies of four of the victims and the bodies of three survivors on a lifeboat at 5:30 p.m. These three sailors, whose citizenship was not specified, were evacuated by low pressure by a Canadian maritime rescue helicopter.

A total of four lifeboats were found by rescue crews, according to Pontevedra’s vice-president Mika Laripa, who found several life jackets and numerous items in the area where they sank. With help “he was able to reach three of them: two were empty and completely empty,” he explained, and three survivors were found in the third boat.

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“Whatever the weather” research

The cause of the crash is currently “unknown”, according to the Spanish Ministry of Transport. However the weather was bad, with “wind” and “low visibility”.

“The weather at the moment complicates our research. The waves are about four meters high and the view is reduced to a quarter of a nautical mile,” Brian Owens confirmed, adding that the search would continue “regardless of the weather.” The Canadian rescue sent a helicopter, a military plane, a Coast Guard ship and several boats to search for St. John in the eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland.