Posted on July 13, 2018 by Hannah Berry

At least one crew member has died after the Spanish trawler Dorneda sank in rough seas off the Argentinian coast on 11th July.

Spanish fishing trawler Farruco assisted with the rescue operation after the navy had received an alert on Tuesday night that the Dorneda was in trouble. 25 crew members from Spain, Peru, Morocco and Indonesia were successfully rescued from two life rafts and a lifeboat. However, a further two rafts and debris were unable to be recovered in the poor conditions and reduced visibility in the area.

The British-flagged Beagle also assisted in the rescue with survivors taken to shore in Puerto Madryn, south of Buenos Aires.

The Argentine Navy, issued an update reporting that the search effort for the missing crew member from fishing vessel “Dorneda” is continuing. They have enlisted the help of both the SAR guard aircraft from the Argentine Navy (S-2T) Turbotracker, and several fishing vessels including “Navigator”.

“Farruco” has also remained in the area to assist with the rescue efforts, but as of yet, one crew member is still unaccounted for.

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