Two people drowned and six more are missing after a fishing vessel sank overnight half a mile off Cabo de Peñas in Asturias.
Nine people were aboard the Santa Ana, which flew a Portuguese flag, when it ran into a rock around Erbosa Island at 5am, shortly after leaving the port of Avilés to fish for mackerel.
The ship's captain is so far the only sailor to have been safely rescued from the wreck. Manuel Simal Sande, a Galician, was taken to hospital to be treated for hypothermia and bruising, especially on his back.
The crew was made up of five Spaniards, two Portuguese and two Indonesians. One of the missing sailors is a 28-year-old Spaniard who is enrolled at a professional fishing school in Gijón and had just begun an internship on the Santa Ana a few days ago.