Spanish trawler in collision with Russian tanker, Barcelona, Spain

Russian product tanker MIDVOLGA-2 collided with Spanish fishing vessel EL FAIRELL at 1420 LT Mar 20 1.5 nm southeast of Barcelona, Spain. Tanker reported collision port control about collision at 1515 LT. Fishing vessel sank, two fishermen were rescued by tanker, two went missing, search with deployment of Salvamento Mairitimo rescue boats, helicopters and ROV under way. Tanker, which left Barcelona, bound for Alexandria, was ordered to return to Barcelona. At 0130 UTC Mar 21, tanker was berthed in Barcelona, investigation under way. Tanker photo from, trawler photo from

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