The 25 meter long fishing vessel Victoria I ran aground near the entrance to the port of Mar de Plata, Argentina. The shrimper had been struck by a large wave while entering the port causing the vessel to have its propeller fouled by a net. Adrift in large swells, the crew of the Victoria I attempted to drop anchor, but the fishing vessel was blown onto the nearby beach. The crew of 11 attempted to refloat the vessel, but large waves during low tide had swamped the Victoria I causing it to list to starboard. Local authorities were alerted and assisted in evacuating the crew of the vessel. Reports state salvage operations have begun with a tug assistance.