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All crew members rescued from fire-broken fishing vessel off Nova Scotia, company says

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All crew members rescued from fire-broken fishing vessel off Nova Scotia, company says

HALIFAX —
The proprietor of a scallop trawler that caught fire at sea south of Yarmouth, N.S., Tuesday night time says all 32 crew members are safely off the boat.

Ocean Decision Global says 28 crew members of FV Atlantic Future were taken to Yarmouth by helicopter all the draw thru the night time, where they obtained medical attention, food and lodging.

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The company says in a unencumber this morning that the final four crew members, as neatly as two search and rescue technicians, were transferred at about 8 a.m. from the fishing vessel to the Canadian Cruise Guard ship Cape Roger.

On Tuesday night time, a spokesman for the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax acknowledged the centre obtained a name from the ship at around 8 p.m. reporting there was a fireplace on board, it had misplaced energy and it was taking on water because it drifted in eight-metre waves and 100 km/h winds.

Ocean Decision says an investigation into what precipitated the fire will commence in the coming days and the extent of the damage is now no longer but known.

The company says the Atlantic Future is an offshore fishing vessel that harvests and freezes sea scallops, and its home port is Riverport, N.S.

This document by The Canadian Press was first printed March 3, 2021.

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All crew members rescued from fire-broken fishing vessel off Nova Scotia, company says