The Joseph Roty II, an ocean-going vessel of the Compagnie des Pêches de Saint-Malo, arrived safely at the port of Killybegs, Ireland, on Monday, 19 February. The Joseph Roty II had been damaged on its main engine Thursday, February 15, 2018. The factory ship was brutally found at a standstill on the high seas. Drifting, it was towed Sunday, at 5am.
Thursday, February 15, at 6:30, the main engine that propels the ship, found itself at a standstill. The boat was 240 nautical miles west of Killybegs on the Irish coast.
Despite the efforts of the mechanics, the ship did not leave. He was towed Sunday at around 5am after three days of drifting. He arrived at the Irish port Monday, February 19th, afternoon.
Among the 58 men aboard, documentary film director Frédéric Brunnquell regularly gives news. He managed to take this underwater photo, thanks to a waterproof camera, diving under the hull of the boat. It shows a net (which does not belong to Joseph Roty) blocking the propeller.
In Killybegs, divers will clear the propeller. “We hope the engine is not damaged,” comments the company’s management. If the engine restarts, the Joseph Roty II will continue tracking blue whiting.