Spanish Navy ship aground, breached, partially flooded

Mine sweeper TURIA (M34) of Spanish Navy ran aground off La Manga seaside, Cartagena, Alboran sea, reportedly 0n Aug 27. the ship was deployed in recovering wreck of C-101 Air Force fighter jet, which crashed two days ago. TURIA was operating underwater unmanned apparatus, and grounded on rocky bed, sustaining some 10-meter long hull breach. several compartments were flooded, crew abandoned the ship. Navy plans to patch the breach, pump out water and tow TURIA to Cartagena.
Mine sweeper TURIA (M34), Spanish Navy, commissioned 2000, displacement 585 tons, complement 41, armament Oerlikon antiaircraft guns.



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