Three dead and seven missing in fishing boat accident off Marinha Grande

Three people died and seven were missing this morning after a fishing vessel capsized off the beaches of São Pedro do Moel and Vieira, according to a source from the Maritime Authority.

Eight people were rescued and transported to the Port of Figueira da Foz, according to the same source.

The alert for the listing of the fishing vessel Virgem Dolorosa – which was located approximately one mile from the coast, the equivalent of 1852 meters – was given at 4:33 am to the local command of the Maritime Police of Nazaré.

According to the National Maritime Authority (AMN), of the three fatalities, two were transported to Nazaré and another to Figueira da Foz.

The same source told Lusa that the searches were initiated by four fishing vessels.

According to the AMN, a vessel from the Nazaré Lifeguard Station was immediately activated for the search, as well as an Air Force helicopter and an air surveillance team. (‘drones’) of the Nazaré Maritime Police Local Command.

The Maritime Police forensic divers were also activated. In total, there were 38 elements and 20 means of assistance on site at 7:40 am.

Upon arriving at the scene, the lifeboat confirmed that the fishing vessel was only capsized.


Francesco Giganti

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