The Scandinavian fishing vessels carrying the bodies of six crew - recovered from the Atlantic after the sinking of the Hansa - have now diverted to stand by a crippled Spanish fishing boat

Scandinavian fishing vessels Tronduri Geotu and Tronderbras, having assisted HM Coastguard in the recovery of the six men lost from the German-registered Hansa yesterday, were headed for the west of Ireland with their tragic cargo last night when they were asked to divert.

Clyde Coastguard had received a non-urgent distress call from the Spanish fishing boat, the Serra Nohevia, at 2050. The vessel was without power in weather conditions described as ‘severe’ and the skipper of her sixteen crew requested a tow back to the port of Killybeggs in Donegal, western Ireland.

Tronduri Goetu and Tronderbras, carrying four and two bodies from the Hansa respectively, are both equipped for towing and agreed to assist. The Irish Naval vessel Le Roisin stood by Serra Nohevia until the two Scandinavian vessels arrived at 0830 this morning. Serra Nohevia is currently under tow by Tronderbras and bound for Killybeggs where she is expected at 0600 tomorrow morning.
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