February 27, 2021

Reactivate the search for the Rua Mar on the surface and on the seabed

The search for the Rua Mar fishing vessel, based in the port of Algeciras (Cádiz) and disappeared in Moroccan waters with six crew members on board on the 23rd, has resumed this Monday both on the surface and on the seabed, sources explain device.

The Subdelegation of the Government in Cádiz has explained that the surface search is carried out by fishermen from Barbate and Algeciras, who join the SAR Mastelero, Salvamento Marítimo, and BAM Relámpago, of the Spanish Navy.

As for the underwater search, it is currently covered by the hydrographic vessel Tofiño that is conducting surveys in the area.

To these tasks will be added the Clara Campoamor, of Maritime Rescue, which is still docked at the port of Algeciras for the installation of the sonar of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography and the underwater robot that will be used in the search for the wreck.

Since this morning, the aerial means of Maritime Rescue and the Civil Guard have been added to the search.

Those responsible for the device have announced a visit to it, during the next few hours, by the director of Salvage and Maritime Safety, José Luis García Lena.


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