Cargo ship trampled down fishing vessel, trapping inside 6 fishermen

General cargo ship COMAU collided with fishing vessel Victoria in Corral Bay, southern Chile, at around 2100 LT Mar 24. Cargo ship struck fishing vessel and trampled her down under bow, vessel capsized, remaining stuck to freighter’s bow. Of 7 fishermen on board, one was rescued, 6 were trapped inside, at least one recovered dead.
General cargo ship COMAU, IMO 8846785, dwt 1042, built 1982, flag Chile, manager NAVIMAG.



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