Nine Dead, Three Missing After Trawler Collision

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LIMA, Peru (AP) -

Navy spokesman Capt. Colver Ruiz says the collision occurred just after midnight Tuesday about 13 nautical miles from the port of Pisco. He says all 15 crewmen on the Marisol II were thrown into the sea when it capsized, and the three who were rescued had nearly drowned.

Ruiz says the incident is under investigation.

He says both 15-meter (50-foot) trawlers were fishing for anchoveta, which is mostly processed into fishmeal for export.

The ship that remained afloat belongs to Tasa, the world's No. 1 producer of fishmeal.

Peru's coastal waters are the world's leading source of anchoveta, the most heavily exploited fish in history.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 264481571 -
Gray Television, Inc.