Maritime Authority searched for missing vessel off VRSA

Vessel and the two fishermen on board were towed ashore by a Spanish yacht

A fishing boat that went overboard in Monte Gordo, in the early hours of Friday, was during the afternoon of yesterday in an uncertain part and being sought by the National Maritime Authority. The vessel and the two fishermen on board ended up reaching land safe and sound, at around 16:40 pm, towed by a Spanish yacht, which helped them after a breakdown in the engine.

According to AMN, the local command of the Maritime Police of Vila Real de Santo António received yesterday, at around 15:30 pm, information that a fishing vessel had left Varadouro de Monte Gordo, that dawn, "he had not returned from work".

«The Captaincy of the Port of Vila Real de Santo António activated the lifeboat of the Instituto de Socorros a Náufragos, having traveled through the area of ​​Cacela Velha to the border with Spain, without detecting the vessel. The Portuguese Navy's rapid inspection boat, NRP “Sagittarius”, which sailed from the Port of Olhão, and the VRSA Maritime Police high-speed vessel were also committed”, revealed the same source.

Authorities also asked other vessels to be on the lookout and to be able to help locate the boat.

At 16:40 pm, the missing vessel entered the Port of Tavira, “towed by a Spanish yacht, having suffered a breakdown in the engine. The two fishermen on board did not need medical assistance».