SANTANER, Mexico — The ship that sank after its cargo fell into the sea in the northern Mexican city of Santander on Sunday afternoon was a Boeing 777-200ER.
The ship’s captain and three crew members were rescued and the remaining three passengers and three cargo containers were recovered from the sea, according to Mexico’s Transport Ministry.
The accident occurred at 6:40 p.m. local time, as the ship was en route from Sao Paulo to Guanajuato.
The ship sank as the captain attempted to dock at the port of Guanajuan.
The cause of the collision was not immediately known.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.