The 35 meter long fishing vessel Santa Ana ran onto the rocks off the shore of Erbosa Island near Cabo Peñas, Spain. The fishing vessel had been fishing for mackerel in the area when it crashed onto the rocks during the early morning hours. The Santa Ana quickly flooded and sank. The master, who was at the helm at the time, was able to abandon ship. He was rescued by the nearby fishing vessel Maresco.
The remaining eight crew on board were trapped below decks in their cabins. Two bodies were later recovered by rescuers. Patrol boats along with aircraft searched the area finding part of the hull and life rafts, but no sign of the missing crew.
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