#AceWorldNews – GRAN CANARIA:April.16: A Russian fishing trawler full of fuel has sunk off the coast of Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands, sea rescue authorities said Wednesday.
The Oleg Naydenov sank late on Tuesday, some 15 nautical miles south of Gran Canaria, one of the most southerly islands in the Spanish archipelago off the northwestern African coast near Morocco.
It caught fire over the weekend in the island’s port of Las Palmas, and the ship was towed away from the area to keep the fire under control.
It was on its way back when it sank to a depth of about 2,400 meters, south of the beach of Maspalomas. Spain’s Marine Rescue Service is checking whether there has been any fuel spillage.