Coastguard helps rescue 11 crew from sinking Spanish fishing boat

Coastguard helps rescue 11 crew from sinking Spanish fishing boat
The Valentia Coastguard.

The Valentia Coastguard last night helped to co-ordinate the evacuation of a sinking Spanish fishing boat.

The 'Novo Jundina' issued a mayday call at around 9pm last night and notified Valentia that it was taking on water and needed evacuation.

The Coastguard then co-ordinated with a Spanish rescue helicopter which airlifted 11 crew safely from the vessel around 40 nautical miles north west of La Coruna.

The Spanish Coastguard then sent a helicopter and rescue boat to airlift the 11 crew members from the vessel.


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