One person has died and another is missing after a Spanish fishing vessel sank off the coast of Argentina, but 25 crew members have been rescued, the Navy said today.
The crew of the Dorneda were found at dawn in two rafts and a small boat, 308 nautical miles off the Patagonian coast, the Navy said in a statement. The location of the discovery was around 570 kilometres from the town of Comodoro Rivadavia in the southern province of Chubut.
Most of the crew are Spanish but there are also Moroccans, Peruvians and Indonesians amongst them, spokesman Enrique Balbi said.
The 25 survivors and dead sailor are now aboard an Argentine fishing boat heading back to dry land and expected to arrive in Patagonia in around two days, Balbi told AFP.