Spanish trawler Almadraba Uno on the rocks abandoned by crew, Senegal
Spanish trawler Almadraba Uno issued distress signal late at night Aug 2 13, reporting water ingress after vessel ran aground on a small rosky island off Dakar, Senegal. Tug or tugs were sent to the distressed vessel, they rescued 20 crew but couldn’t do anything to salvage the vessel. The condition of the vessel is unknown, whether it sank or is stuck on the rocks high and dry without much chance of being salvage. Africa Review reported Senegal authorities fear the oil spill, saying that Almadraba Uno is a tanker with 45,000 tons of petroleum on board. With all due respect to Africa Review and Senegal authorities, it seems highly improbable. There is no known Spanish (or any other flag) tanker under the name of Almadraba Uno. The distressed vessel is a trawler, there may be some 45,000 liters of fuel on board, but definitely not tons. Trawler Almadraba Uno, IMO 7503049, dwt 1150, built 1976, flag Spain, owner Petusa, Cadiz, Spain.