A fishing boat sank in the Bay of Biscay


Fishing boat Gure Uxua sank in the Bay of Biscay on 50 nautical miles north of Navia in Spain. 



The fishing vessel had suffered engine failure and went adrift.
The crew requested assistance with the lifeboat from the Salvamento Maritimó responding. The lifeboat arrived on scene and towed the Gure Uxua safely back to port.
 All 12 crew members left the fishing boat in a liferaft and were transferred by helicopter to shore. Some of the rescued sailors suffered hypothermia and were taken to hospital for treatment. Luckily none of them was seriously injured, and all are in stable condition without injury life-threatening.

Local authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of the accident. The reason for the sinking is still unknown, but the ship was left without a drive in bad weather.

Fishing boat "Gure Uxua" has a total length of 24 meters, width of 6 meters and maximum draft of 2.5 meters. The gross tonnage of the ship is 127 GRT. The ship was built in 1997 in the shipyard Astilleros Balenciaga in Spain.
 



Recent Yacht World News Entries

Superyacht Feadship 819 unveiled: first official photos

The first images of the 71.5m/234’58” superyacht PROJECT 819 have been unveiled by Feadship as the yacht hit the water during her technical la

September.16.2019

First photos of Feadship 95m superyacht PROJECT 1009

The first photos of the 95m/312ft superyacht PROJECT 1009, currently in-build at Feadship, have been revealed by the shipyard.&

September.03.2019

The largest yacht ever built by Hargrave delivered to her American owner

The 56m/184′ motor yacht BABA’S has been delivered to her owner in the US. 

August.28.2019

Horizon Yachts and Cor D Rover present new yacht FD125

The 38m yacht concept FD125 is the new addition to the Horizon FD series which has been presented by Horizon Yachts in coll

August.20.2019

Southern Wind sailing yacht Ammonite to be delivered in 2020

The third unit in the successful SW96 miniseries by Southern Wind, high-performance sailing yacht AMMONITE is taking shape.

August.08.2019