The 185 gt fishing vessel Mar de Marin collided with the 164 meter long, 12466 dwt car carrier Baltic Breeze in the Vigo river off Vigo, Spain. The trawler had turned into the path of the Baltic Breeze causing the collision. The Mar de Marin sank three minutes later. Five crew were able to make it to a life raft and were rescued. The other 5 men on board perished. The fishing vessel rests in 52 meters of water. Reports state the Baltic Breeze was allowed to proceed on to Algeria. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
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