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Spanish flagged trawler catches fire on reaching the port of Montevideo

Tuesday, November 5th 2013 - 06:49 UTC
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“Costa do Cabo” before she caught fire “Costa do Cabo” before she caught fire
Uruguayan fire brigades working on the vessel (Photo El Pais) Uruguayan fire brigades working on the vessel (Photo El Pais)

A Spanish flagged trawler returning from fishing in the Falkland Islands caught fire early Monday morning as it was docking in the port of Montevideo. The cause of the fire which was rapidly controlled by Uruguayan fire brigades is still unknown according to the navy spokesperson Gaston Juansolo.

The crew safe and sound was sent ashore and later in the day special teams were pumping out the water accumulated during the fire operations to prevent the vessel from listing.

According to the Uruguayan authorities the “Costa do Cabo” which has a crew of 35, most of them Peruvians and Indonesian and with a Spanish captain and fishing officer had already experienced a similar emergency in engine room when sailing to Montevideo.

The reports from Montevideo port authorities indicate that the vessel had been fishing in Falkland Islands waters.

“The fire hasn't been totally extinguished but there are no risks of air or water contamination” said spokesperson Juansolo.

“Costa do Cabo” has a gross tonnage of 1.276 and was built in 2002 in Vigo shipyards.

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  • Briton

    No doubt it was sabotage and guess who will get the blame,

    Falkland special forces,

    No doubt conjured up by Spain and Argentina .lol

    When did contamination worry these

    sounds a bit fishy to

    Nov 05th, 2013 - 07:35 pm 0
  • Pete Bog

    I take it the Argentine Navy will purchase the Costa de Cabo as it passes the strict quality criteria needed to be a ship of the Argentine Navy.

    However as it has been fishing in Falkland Island waters, lucky it didn't seek an Argentine port.

    And I guess it hasn't actually sank.....

    Nov 06th, 2013 - 11:17 pm 0
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