MADRID (AP) — A Spanish fishing boat sank early Tuesday in rough seas off Newfoundland, eastern Canada, killing at least four people, Spain’s maritime rescue service said. Three crew members were rescued and a maritime search was launched for the remaining 17 crew members still missing.
The 50-meter (164-foot) fishing boat named Villa de Pitanxo, which operates in Spain’s northwest region of Galicia, sank in darkness (around 06:00 GMT, 1:00 a.m. EST), the representative said. Spanish regional, Maica Larriba, to the Spanish public. radio.