Saturday, June 21, 2008

Container Ship Burning South Of Dutch Harbor

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to fire aboard a container ship 700 miles south of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, in the Pacific, today. A spokesman in Juneau, Petty Officer Russ Tippets, says the fire was reported early Friday from 781-foot Malta-flagged India Lotus.The Coast Guard has dispatched a C-130 plane from Kodiak and the Cutter Mellon, which was 800 miles away in the Bering Sea. Tippets says there are 32 on board the burning ship and there are no reports of injuries.

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