Several dead in the sinking of a Galician boat with 24 crew in Canada waters

Several people have died and others remain missing from first time of this Tuesday after the sinking of a boat of a Galician watersman in Canada waters. The

Several dead in the sinking of a Galician boat with 24 crew in Canada waters

Several people have died and others remain missing from first time of this Tuesday after the sinking of a boat of a Galician watersman in Canada waters.

The Subdelegate of the Government in Pontevedra, Maica Larriba, has confirmed that it is the Villa de Pitanxo ship, of a seizer of Marín (Pontevedra) with a crew of 24 people.

Of the 24 bucket crew, at the moment, they have only been rescued three alive and several corpses have also appeared, although the number has not yet been possible to specify. The rest remain disappeared.

According to the world, of the 24 crew members, 16 have Spanish passport, any of them nationalized. The other six are of Peruvian and Ghanaian origin.

At five o'clock on the morning of this Tuesday, Spanish Tuesday had been lost contact with the Blue Boat Box and at six in the morning the radiobaliza jumped, indicating that the boat had sunk in Newfoundland.

At that time, a rescue device was launched and displaced to the area and helicopters of the Canadian Maritime Rescue Service and several fishery, including one Portuguese and another Galician, the Refrigerators of Morrazo, from the same locality as the sunken ship.

The situation of the sea is, according to the subdelegate Pontevedresa, "very bad" in the waters of Newfoundland and it was still at night, so that the rescue tasks were complicated.

At first, four life rafts were seen and managed to access three of them. Two were completely empty and in the third there were three survivors, who were in a hypothermal shock because, according to Maica Larriba, "the temperature at this time is terrible, very low".

Salvage troops are still looking for the fourth boat, but already confirmed that there are corpses.

The Minister of Territorial Policy and Spokesman of the Government, Isabel Rodríguez, has informed today that three crew of the Galician fishing that has been shipwrecked in Canada.

Rodríguez, who has appeared at the press conference after the celebration of the Council of Ministers, explained that the Government is following "with concern and concern" the search and rescue tasks of the crew of said ship.

It has specified that the Executive is in coordination and permanent contact with rescue services and, in this context, has reported that they have already been rescued and three crew. The spokesman has requested special prudence in the information by the relatives of the people who are on the ship. | Europe Press

Date Of Update: 15 February 2022, 08:22

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