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One dead, 15 missing after ferry "Vicente" sinking off Fogo Island

The "Vicente" capsized and sank on Jan 8, 2015, around 8 p.m. four miles off its destination, the port of Sao Filipe on Fogo Island, Cape Verde, enroute from Praia. Three passengers were rescued by nearby vessels or boats, several passengers and crew went missing. 

One dead, 15 missing after ferry "Vicente" sinking off Fogo Island

The "Vicente" capsized and sank on Jan 8, 2015, around 8 p.m. four miles off its destination, the port of Sao Filipe on Fogo Island, Cape Verde, enroute from Praia. Three passengers were rescued by nearby vessels or boats, several passengers and crew went missing. 

One dead, 15 missing after ferry "Vicente" sinking off Fogo Island
11 January 2015 - 19:31

One dead, 15 missing after ferry "Vicente" sinking off Fogo Island

The "Vicente" capsized and sank on Jan 8, 2015, around 8 p.m. four miles off its destination, the port of Sao Filipe on Fogo Island, Cape Verde, enroute from Praia. Three passengers were rescued by nearby vessels or boats, several passengers and crew went missing. 

The ship was carrying 26 people and six containers when it sank in waves of more than three meters height. 

The rough conditions made the search four nautical miles off Port Vale dos Cavaleiros difficult. 

Until the evening of Jan 9, ten people were rescued, and one body was recovered. 

The other 15 were still missing.Rescuers were working with two boats that were not adapted to the relief efforts. 

An Angolan aircraft was requested as support. Also a Spanish helicopter attended.

Names of people rescued alive:   João Domingos Tavares, Daniel Gomes, a name driver Emanuel Gomes and Tuginha name Lady.

According RCV found on the ship 26 people, including a child of 4 years. However, it has been found dead (are trying to rescue the body).

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