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Anuva Is Sinking In The Atlantic Ocean

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posted on Nov, 24 2007 @ 04:23 AM

Photo: Greenpeace

Nettavisen - Fiskebåt synker i Atlanterhavet (in norwegian)

This ship is now sinking in the Atlantic after being hit by a freak wave or something. Rescue operation is ongoing to save 23 crew. The ship is registered in Lithuania.

Greenpeace had an action against this ship in November 2004.

A dozen activists were despatched to board the trawler, where some of them spent almost 24 hours. The Deep Sea Defender team attempted to stop the bottom trawler from recasting its nets - which resulted in three of us being tossed into the Atlantic Ocean by the Anuva's unscrupulous captain.

[edit on 2007/11/24 by Hellmutt]

posted on Nov, 24 2007 @ 04:41 AM
Found this in english. Seems like it's still afloat and might perhaps make it after all. It was 262 miles from the Butt of Lewis when the wave came crashing through the window. It's now trying to get to Scotland escorted by two vessels.

UK. Mayday made after wave crashes through ship window

A fishing vessel which activated its distress systems after a wave crashed through the bridge window in gale force weather has now managed to change course and begin making way towards the Scottish mainland, escorted by two vessels.

The vessel 'Anuva' is Lithuanian registered and Spanish owned. It was 262 miles from the Butt of Lewis at the time of the incident.

Stornoway Coastguard was called by the Norwegian Coastguard at 5.15 am this morning to report that they had received an Inmarsat C distress alert from the vessel. A mayday message was also broadcast by the ship and was intercepted by the UK Coastguard and relayed for the attention of all shipping. Stornoway Coastguard was also able to confirm, via Falmouth Coastguard, that the vessel was still afloat using satellite communications and the Spanish Coastguard.

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