On August 26, the 15 meter long fishing vessel Siempre Cacharelos capsized and sank in the Bay of Biscay off the Navia, Spain. The fishing vessel had it’s rig snagged on a rock which caused the vessel to spin and lose stability. The six crewmen on board were able to jump into the water before the vessel capsized. The crew held onto the hull and flotsam for 45 minutes until they were rescued by a nearby fishing vessel. The men were taken to Ḷḷuarca where they received treatment at the local hospital. Reports state the men were in good shape after the incident.
The 32 meter long, 79 dwt fishing vessel Mar Nosso capsized and sank off Navia, Spain in the Bay of Biscay. The vessel was fishing for mackerel when it lost stability and rolled over. Seven of the 12 crew on board were rescued from the water a few hours later. Survivors suffered from hypothermia and were taken to hospital. Pollution from the fuel tanks was spotted around the overturn vessel. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.