Tuna Clipper Sinks Venezuelan Trawler off the Galapagos

A biologist has gone missing after a tuna clipper hit and sank a fishing trawler off the coast of the Galapagos, according to local media. On the night of May 15, the 53-year-old trawler F/V Canaimawas operating about 240 miles off the coast of San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands. The Ecuadorian-owned tuna fishing vessel, F/V Ria de Aldan approached from astern, and by the time Canaima attempted to warn her, collision was unavoidable. Ria de Aldan struck the stern of the Canaima, causing the vessel to rapidly sink. The crew abandoned ship onto a tender and escaped.  24 of the 25 crewmembers aboard Canaima were rescued from the water, but one individual – Venezuelan biologist Faustino Riviero, 53 – has gone missing. Video, more, >>CLICK TO READ<< 17:25

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