The 16 meter long, 29.9 gt fishing vessel Ar Louarn sank off Cotinière, Saint Pierre d’Oléron, France. The trawler had suffered water ingress and notified authorities. The vessel’s EPIRB distress beacon was activated a short time later. Authorities requested all nearby vessels to assist in search and rescue for the crew of the Ar Louarn. Aircraft and SNSM lifeboats were also dispatched to the scene. An hour later a fishing vessel found one of the three crew of the Ar Louarn. He was in good condition, but the other two crew were still reported missing. A search of the area found a debris field near where the trawler sank.