On March 2, the 18 meter long fishing vessel Lusitania Primero sank in the port of Vigo, Spain. The Lusitania Primero had been moored alongside another longliner when it suffered a broken pipe in the stern. The crew on board attempted to get the water ingress under control, but they were not able dewater the vessel. The crew requested assistance with the local fire brigade responding. The firemen tried to dewater the vessel as well, but the rate of water ingress was too much and the fishing vessel partially sank. No reports of injuries.
Authorities placed booms around the vessel to contain any pollution. Divers were requested to help remove any diesel fuel from the vessel’s tanks.