The trawler Piedra. / GRUPO NORAY PESCA

A Galician fishing boat is adrift and on fire in Irish waters, with a heavy list to port

Another trawler, fishing nearby, has reportedly rescued the crew of eleven including Spanish, Moroccan and Ghanaian sailors

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The Galician fishing boat Piedras is adrift and on fire in Irish waters, with a heavy list to port, reportedly due to a leak that was impossible to close.

The trawler’s owner said the crew of eleven was rescued by another Spanish boat, the Armaven Uno, that was fishing nearby some 64 miles southwest of Cape Mizen in Ireland.

The Piedras is a 36-metre-long vessel and was launched 46 years ago. It is owned by Nia Ltd, a subsidiary of the Grupo Noray Pesca.