February 23, 2012 Leave a Comment
The fishing vessel Family Union sank off Caleta deVelez Malaga, Spain. The vessel suffered a breakdown off the coast when the bilge alarm was sounded. The master of the vessel found the engine room flooded. The Family Union had suffered a leak and the water ingress could not be stopped. The vessel did not send out a distress call. The crew abandoned ship into the liferaft and dinghy. A nearby fishing vessel picked up the crew and safely returned them to shore. The fishing vessel rests 3 miles off shore in 70 feet of water. Authorities report some debris floating in the water including vests and nets. The boat was valued at 360,000 €.