14,000 liters of fuel spilled when shrimp boat sinks after collision with ferry off Sinaloa

A shrimp boat sank Wednesday after a collision with a ferry off Topolobampo, Sinaloa, causing the discharge of 14,000 liters of fuel. Authorities in the nearby town of Ahome have asked beach-goers not to enter the water and are monitoring beaches for any fuel that might wash ashore. According to Baja Ferries, the Mexico Star was following its usual Topolobampo – La Paz route, carrying passengers and cargo, when it struck a fishboat with seven people on board. The ferry tried to communicate with visual and audio signals as well as by radio but the fishing vessel did not respond, Two crew members on the shrimp boat were seriously injured. >click to read< 17:15

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