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SHIPWRECKS OF CAPE TOURINAN

SHIPWRECKS OF CAPE TOURINAN

1 April 1882
Basque steamboat Irurac-Bat crashes against English ship Douro. Both of them sank and the English officers die drown.

12 September 1911
English ship Norkstone collides with Galician fishing boat Venus, in result of which the Venus sank and 2 sailors died.

1917
German submarines based on the Galician coast during the I World War sank the portuguese ship Maria Alice, the Norwegian Caracas and Balduvin, and the English California, in which 4 people died. On next year the German torpedoes sank the French ship Megalle.
12 February 1938
German cargo boat Madeleine Reig collides with Galician boat Ocho Hermanos near Nemina. In May 1957 the Madeleine Reig shipwrecked in the Farelo reefs, in front of Cape Tourinan.

1943
Escaping of the Allies air force, the German tanker Nord Atlantic shipwrecks when trying to shelter in Camarinas´ creek. All its oil got spread along the coast.

9 September 1969
Portuguese ship Ilha Madeira shipwrecks in O Farelo reefs but succeeds reaching Nemina beach, where the crew could get safe down to the sand.

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