On August 24, a passenger vessel capsized on the Baia de Todos os Santos off Salvador, Brazil. The vessel had departed from Salvador bound for Mar Grande with 129 passengers. The voyage is just about 20 kilometers across the bay and conditions were favorable. During the voyage, the vessel rolled over. Some 21 people were able to escape and were later rescued. Authorities launched a search and rescue operation. Reports state several bodies have been recovered. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.