Fourteen presumed dead in fishing trawler sinking.

May 8, 2005

The fishing trawler Lindsay was rammed and sunk by the refrigerated container vessel Ouro da Brazil at 01:30, 9.5 miles off Sardinia Bay near Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The Lindsay reportedly sank in less than half a

One crewman was picked up by the Ouro da Brazil shortly after the collision. The captain of the Lindsay was rescued at 02:40 by the fishing vessel Lincoln. He had fractured ribs, and difficulty breathing due to inhalation of diesel fuel. Both men were transported to Port Elizabeth Afrox Hospital. Twelve ships and a helicopter from the South African Air Force conducted a search for the remaining 14 crewmen on board the Lindsay.

However the search was called off on Sunday afternoon according to the National Sea Rescue Institute. The fourteen men on board are presumed to be dead. The Ouro da Brazil was en route Singapore to Brazil and is now docked in Port Elizabeth to repair damage incurred in the collision.