King Felipe and Queen Letizia Spain attended a funeral in memory of the fishermen of “Villa De Pitanxo” in Marin. The Fishermen of the fishing vessel “Villa de Pitanxo” owned by the marine shipowner Pesquerías Nores, were drowned at dawn on February 15 this year, 250 miles off the Canadian coast of Newfoundland with a crew of 24 men and only three survivors claiming 21 lives.
The funeral mass was held at the new Temple of Santa María del Puerto. The royal couple met with the family members of the victims and offered their condolences. The ceremony was held in memory of the 21 deceased in the tragedy. Nine of the sailors could be recovered after the catastrophe: Fernando Santomé, Juan Antonio Cordero, William Arévalo, Rogelio Franco, Miguel Lumbres, Ricardo Alfonso Cruz, Apaanah Pelungo and cousins Daniel More and Diego More. The other twelve crew members who, despite having been officially declared deceased, are still missing. They are Fernando González, Ricardo Arias, Raúl González, Francisco de Pazo, Edwin Córdova, Edemon Okutu, Juan Martín Frías, Michael Tetteh, Francisco Manuel Navarro, Jonathan Calderón, Martín Quino and Pedro Herrera.
In the end, a video of the victims was projected as a final tribute. Upon leaving the Temple, Their Majesties the King and Queen received a greeting from the Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana in Spain, Muhammad Adam, and the Ambassador of Canada in Spain, Wendy Drukier.
Queen Letizia wore Carolina Herrera Bow Sleeves Sheath Dress that she first wore in May 2017.
She paired the outfit with Magrit Mila pumps
her Carolina Herrera Astrud clutch.