Suspect you are confusing Erika with Prestige, Erika broke in two off France during a winter gale, her stern part quickly sank under tow.
Regarding fatigue, I was only willing to be « politely nice » until we know more, reference to that subject was raised in relation with the grounding of another capesize bulk carrier (mv Flash) for which investigation found that the duty officer, alone on the bridge, fell asleep during his watch.
“The officer of the watch had become increasingly fatigued. He had been working for over eight months without a break and had adopted a sleep pattern where he would normally not sleep before the midnight watch”https://mtip.gov.mt/en/document%20repository/msiu%20documents/investigations%202012/mv%20flash_final%20safety%20investigation%20report.pdf
Based on latest information reported by Tradewinds, we are now told that “Master and crew of grounded bulker off Mauritius were not caught up in crew change crisis. Indian officer responsible for ship’s navigation had worked on the vessel for half his contracted period".
Rgds / Roland