Two boats wash ashore Ferragudo beach due to stormy weather
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Two boats wash ashore Ferragudo beach due to bad weather

Owners have already been notified to remove the boats from the Ferragudo beach

Two boats – one of which a 35-metre long pleasure craft and the other a smaller sailboatwashed ashore Praia Grande in Ferragudo, Lagoa this morning (January 17) due to the stormy weather.

Two boats wash ashore Ferragudo beach due to stormy weather

This has brought the number of boats that are currently washed up at the beach to three, given that a sailboat was also brought ashore by rough seas months ago and has remained abandoned there ever since.

This sailboat has been abandoned at the beach for months
This sailboat has been abandoned at the beach for months

According to a statement from the National Maritime Authority (AMN), the two latest vessels to wash ashore broke away from their moorings near Portimão port and were dragged to the beach.

Maritime police in Portimão detected the boats at 8am, having confirmed that “there were no sources of pollution” nor any crew members on board.

The second vessel to wash up at the beach this morning appears to be Polish
The second vessel to wash up at the beach this morning appears to be Polish

AMN adds that the owners of the boats have been “notified to carry out the proceedings to remove the vessels from the beach.”

A view of all three vessels currently 'stranded' at the beach
A view of all three vessels currently ‘stranded’ at the beach

By Michael Bruxo

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