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Irish Crew Rescued After Motor Yacht Sinks Off Northern Spain

11th August 2019
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Galician SAR vessel Salvamar Alioth, which picked up the three crew from the stricken Sujo in the early hours of Friday morning Galician SAR vessel Salvamar Alioth, which picked up the three crew from the stricken Sujo in the early hours of Friday morning Photo: Arman

The Irish crew of a motor yacht were rescued after their vessel took on water and sank off the coast of Northern Spain on Friday (9 August).

Afloat.ie has learned from its skipper Vincent Duke that the Sujo, a Maltese-registered Fisher 37, was en route from A Coruña to Valentia Island at around 2am on Friday morning when a catastrophic failure of its stern gland cased the vessel to flood north of San Cibrao.

Duke and his crew Fergus Comerford and Mariusz Rozmus were picked up from their half-sunken vessel by the Spanish search and rescue vessel Salvimar Alioth.

The fate of the boat since the incident is currently unknown, as reported by regional newspaper La Voz de Galicia.

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