Reefer struck local trawler, 11 missing, Morocco

Reefer MONTELAURA collided with local fishing vessel AL AKHAWAYAN at night Sep 26 some 35 nm W of Dakhla port, Morocco, while en route from Spain to Gabon. Understood fishing vessel sank or was severely damaged, of 16 crew on board 5 were rescued, 11 went missing, SAR under way. MONTELAURA according to track, was ordered to interrupted her voyage and sail to Dakhla, at 1600 UTC Sep 27 she was entering Dakhla Bay.
Reefer MONTELAURA, IMO 7625500, GT 3459, built 1977, flag Panama, manager GESTRA CORP SA (EQUASIS).



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