Shipwreck survivors disembark in the Azores

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 14-11-2020 10:00:00 · 0 Comments

The three survivors of the sailboat that sank on 7 November near Viana do Castelo, landed "safely" on 9 November, in Ponta Delgada, in the Azores, announced the Navy.

The fourth member, a 63 years old man, was found dead following search operations led by the Lisbon Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre, which deployed two merchant ships, a frigate, an Air Force aircraft and Institute resources.

Upon arrival ashore, the three crew members, 49, 62 and 67 years old, "were submitted to the Covid-19 test by the Regional Health Directorate of the Azores, and were later accompanied by the Maritime Police, in coordination with the Service of Foreigners and Borders, and by the French Embassy, ??within the scope of their powers", according to Lusa News Agency.

The sailboat sank in the early hours of 7 November off the coast of Viana do Castelo. The Finnish-flagged merchant ship Midas located and recovered the three survivors.

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