All 12 crew members of a fishing vessel that sank on Friday afternoon off the northern coast of Spain have been rescued alive, the Spanish Coastguard confirmed to The Spain Report on Friday evening.

The Coastguard confirmed the boat, the Gure Uxua, had gone down 50 miles off the coast of Asturias. The first distress calls were received via coastal radio at 3:20 p.m. and a radio distress signal was sent six minutes later at 3:26 p.m..

The coastguard does not know if the vessel was carrying any fish at the time, or if it was leaving or returning from a trip.

Five of the crew members ...