FV Monte Galineiro

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History
Spain Ensign
Name: Monte Galineiro
Fate: Sank off the coast of Newfoundland on February 23, 2009.
General characteristics
Length: 30 m (98 ft)
Crew: 22

The FV Monte Galineiro was a Spanish fishing vessel that sank 400 km (250 mi) off the coast of Newfoundland on February 22, 2009.

The CCGS Leonard J. Cowley of the Canadian Coast Guard was doing a routine patrol when it responded to the Monte Galineiro's distress call, and arrived within ten minutes, rescuing all twenty-two of the vessel's crew. The cause of the sinking is not currently clear but was possibly caused by a fire. The vessel sank within twenty minutes; many crew were found in the water without life jackets, and one was in his underwear. One crew member was treated for hypothermia and one for smoke inhalation. The crew members were from Spain, Ghana, Morocco and Romania.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crew rescued from blazing vessel". BBC News. February 23, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Spanish trawler sank in 20 minutes, Coast Guard says". CTV News. February 23, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Crew from burned Spanish trawler wave to onlookers on arrival in St. John's". Yahoo News. February 23, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2009. [dead link]