Grounding off Spain
safe. Spanish rescue authorities are responding to a grounding of a general cargoship, maritime officials said Friday.
The seven crew members aboard the 3,050-gt Maro (ex-Golf, built 1981) are safe and uninjured, but the master has
considered an evacuation unnecessary for now, the Spanish Maritime Rescue agency said.
The Antigua and Barbuda-flag vessel is 3 kilometres from Cabo Higuer, near the northern city of Hondarribia. It is
resting on rocks at mid-stern. The ship grounded in a rocky area late Thursday night with 54 tonnes of bunker fuel.
Bilbao maritime rescue authorities have sent an “ample deployment” to aid the vessel, including helicopters, a dive
team and the tug Alonso de Chaves. The shipowner has hired the tugs Facal 18 and Facal 19 to the scene.