The fishing vessel Santa Ana sank near Cabo de Penas in Asturias, Spain overnight. Two crew members drowned and six more are missing of the nine people that were aboard. Santa Ana was Portuguese-flagged, fishing vessel with MMSI: 263457000, size 35 x 8m. The vessel crashed into a rock near Erbosa Island just minutes after departing from the port of Aviles to fish for mackerel.
The only crew member that was successfully rescued is the captain Manuel Simal Sande. He had to be transferred to hospital to be treated for hypothermia and bruising. The crew members were from different nationalities: 5 Spaniards, 2 Portuguese and 2 Indonesians. One of the missing people is a young Spaniard who is enrolled at a professional fishing school in Gijon and had just started an internship on the Santa Ana.