Wednesday, July 6

At least two dead after the explosion of a tuna vessel from Vigo in Seychelles

At least two sailors have lost their lives after the explosion recorded in the Albacora Cuatro tuna vessel from Vigo while it was being repaired at the Seychelles dock. It is a tuna vessel that, like many others, regularly used that port to unload fish and repair or supply. At the time of the deflagration, the fishing vessel was undergoing repair work. According to Radio Galega, an ammonia leak could have been the cause of the incident. The death toll is provisional and it is not ruled out that there are injuries.

The Albacora Cuatro was the first tuna vessel built in the Ría de Vigo, in 1974. It is 88 meters long and 16 meters wide. The Indian Ocean has been her most frequent fishing ground and the ship has experienced other ups and downs that have placed it at the top of a list. In 2000 she was the first Spanish ship hijacked by pirates in Somali waters. Then 27 crew members were on board.

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