An 8-man crew from a fishing boat had to be rescued after the vessel caught fire just off the Playa de Maro (Nerja).
A helicopter from the Salvamento Marítimo rescued three crew members from a fishing boat that had run aground off the Costa Tropical between Melicena and La Rábita.
One week after the news of the Spanish helicopter accident taking place and one whole week of desperate hope, the bodies of the three crew were found inside the wreckage on the seabed.
Despite the Minister of Defence’s assertion that the crew from the crashed Super Puma had been rescued by a Moroccan fishing boat, nobody has any idea where they are. Consequently the search has restarted.
It was the size of the vessel that gave it away; it was too small a fishing boat to be fishing nine nautical miles out.
A 54-year-old man was arrested for allegedly having falsified the documentation for his pleasure craft, which he had registered as a fishing boat.