Burning longliner has sunk
In the afternoon of Mar 11 the "Guariste I" was sinking 840 miles south of Lima on the Pacific Ocean, before the body of the chief engineer, Juan Bordas, Peruvian and Spanish nationality, 57 years and resident in Burela (Lugo), could be recovered. The sinking was remarked by the crew of the "Balueiro II" at 1.15 p.m. which was still observing the smouldering wreck. 13 crew members were rescued, which included three Galician, two of the region of O Morrazo and one of Ribeira, and four Cape Verdeans as well as six Indonesians.
Burning fishing vessel abandoned - chief missing
The "Guariste Primero" caught fire in the Pacific on Mar 8, 2015, at 7.30 p.m. about 840 miles southwest of Lima while catching swordfish. The crew of 14 was unable to the extinguish the fire, and went into life rafts. Before abandoning ship, the master Ignacio Coya managed to get contact to the Spanish fishing vessek "Cervera", which was 60 miles away. 13 crew members were rescued by another Spanish fishing vessel, the "Balueiro Segundo" from A Guarda, which had been 14 miles away. The chief engineer Juan Borda, Peruvian and Spanish dual nationality, age 57, resident of Burela, was feared to have been trapped in the engine room. Among the rescued were three Spaniards (two from O Morrazo and one from Ribeira in Galicia), four Cape Verdeans and six Indonesians. They were to be taken ashore with another ship. Their longliner was still burning at the stern and remained afloat for the time being. Spanish report with photo: http://www.laopinioncoruna.es/mar/2015/03/10/desaparecido-trece-rescatados-incendio-buque/935365.html#Upload News