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13 Missing After Fishing Boat Sinks

World IN BRIEF / WEST AFRICA

July 24, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

Thirteen crew members from Mauritania, Portugal and Senegal were missing after their fishing boat sank off the coast of the West African nation of Mauritania. Thirteen other people from Portugal, Mauritania, Senegal and Guinea were rescued Saturday by a passing Spanish fishing boat. The Belizean-flagged Orca II sank Wednesday, apparently because of stormy weather, Portuguese radio reported.

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