Sunday, April 2

The Government will send a plane on Sunday for the repatriation of the survivors and deceased of the ‘Villa de Pitanxo’

The Government is going to send an Army plane to Canada this Sunday to repatriate the three surviving sailors from the sinking of the Villa de Pitanxo and to the corpses of his companions that have been recovered. The president, Pedro Sánchez, announced through his social networks that an A-400 aircraft from the Air Force will land at the San Juan de Terranova airport.

Sánchez, who spoke with the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, has assured that, when the weather permits, the search for the 12 sailors who are missing from a crew of 24 will resume, as the families claim. On Wednesday, 36 hours after the shipwreck, the American country announced that it was ending the device. One of the reasons given was that bad weather in the area was also putting the rescue team at risk.

Regarding the repatriation of the three sailors who survived the shipwreck and the nine bodies rescued so far, the Executive has explained that the plane will be received in San Juan de Terranova by the Spanish ambassador to Canada, Alfredo Martínez Serrano, and by the Spanish consular authorities in this country.

The identification of the bodies is pending. At the moment, the name of one of the deceased, Rogelio Franco, who was identified on Friday after his body arrived on land aboard the Canadian ship, has been officially confirmed. nexus. In that boat was another of the rescued bodies. The other seven bodies and the three survivors are on board the Menduina Two Beachwhich is expected to arrive in port this Saturday.

The body of Rogelio Franco is going to be repatriated to his native country, Peru. Kevin, son of the sailor’s partner, confirmed to Europa Press that they had received a call informing that the body had been recognized and that his mother had authorized his transfer to Peru because that was his wish.