PNA wide-ranging operatiron to assist ships that collided near Argentine waters
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 02:50 (GMT + 9)
The Argentine Naval Prefecture (PNA), as the country's maritime authority, is deploying a wide-ranging operation to assist the Chinese flagged Zhongyuanyu 11 jigger vessel and the Spanish trawler fishing vessel Pesca Vaqueiro, which for reasons under investigation, collided at 9 nautical miles (about 16 kilometers) outside the exclusive economic zone of Argentina.
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The accident occurred on the same latitude as Comodoro Rivadavia city, in the province of Chubut.
Detail of the position of the ships facilitated by the PNA
On Friday morning, the Chinese fishing vessel activated an alarm signal with a localization and rescue beacon, received by the Argentine Navy, transferring the operation's lead to the Prefecture.
Chinese jigger vessel Zhongyuanyu 11 (left) and the Ga... FULL STORY