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2017-built Wellboat "Seikongen" capsized and sunk on Oct 18 while working on a salmon farm belonging to Compania Pesquera Camanchaca in the south of Chile.

The fishing vessel suffered water ingress and started listing and was intentionally grounded in shallow waters to avoid sinking but it capsized and foundered at a depth of 10m in a distance of 200 meters from the coast in the sector Pilpilehue of Chonchi in the province of Chiloé.

 
Chilean Navy rescued 11 crew members aboard the 70-meter-long fishing vessel.

Port captain Miguel Angel Bravo said there were 200 metric tons of freshly harvested salmon and 66 metric tons of fuel on board at the time of the sinking.

Investigation has begun by relevant authorities to determine the cause of the sinking while efforts have been concentrated on avoiding marine pollution.

 

El Subcentro de Combate a la Contaminación de la #Armada en #Castro desplegó elementos de contención y recuperación de sustancias oleosas pic.twitter.com/2RwBZLwxee

— Armada de Chile (@Armada_Chile) October 18, 2017
 
Wellboat Newbuild Sinks in Chile
Brand New Fishing Ship "Seikongen" Sinks in Chile.   Photo-credit: Chilean Navy
Wellboat Newbuild Sinks in Chile
Brand New Fishing Ship "Seikongen" Sinks in Chile.   Photo-credit: Chilean Navy
Wellboat Newbuild Sinks in Chile
Brand New Fishing Ship "Seikongen" Sinks in Chile.   Photo-credit: Chilean Navy
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