The 36 meter long fishing trawler Marco sank while off the island of Sein, France in the Biscay Bay. The Marco with a crew of six was heading back to its home port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, when the Marco struck bottom and developed a leak. The Marco master spotted the water ingress and sent out a distress call. The crew went to the lifeboat as the Marco heeled and started to sink. Some 40 minutes later, the crew were rescued by the SNSM who had received the distress call. The Marco now rests 53 meters below the surface. Divers have gone down to the wreck and have plugged several vents to prevent diesel fuel pollution from being released. No reports of injury.