Cargo ship on fire

2013-11-17 08:52
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Stockholm - Norway's rescue service says a cargo ship with 32 people aboard is on fire in the North Sea and an attempt to evacuate it has been called off because of stormy weather.

Rescue spokesperson John Sjursoe says 20 crew and 12 military personnel aboard the Britannia Seaways are fighting the fire, which started in a container.

Sjursoe says no one is injured and the fire did not appear to be spreading early on Sunday as the vessel headed toward Floroe on the Norwegian coast, escorted by rescue ships and helicopters.

Armed forces spokesperson Ivar Moen says the ship is carrying armoured vehicles and other military equipment from northern Norway to take part in an exercise in the southern part of the country.

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