46 rescued from sinking trawler

A 72 metre trawler sent a distress call from a position approximately 700 nautical miles west of Dutch Harbor as crew were unable to control flooding. The crew abandoned ship into liferafts and have all been rescued.

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Lyttleton trawler fire contained

Thirteen fire appliances attended a fire on board a trawler in the Port of Lyttleton in New Zealand this morning. The fire was quickly brought under control. Six of the crew were treated for smoke inhalation and four were taken to hospital.

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Louisa fund launched

An appeal has been launched following the loss of the crabber Louisa off the Western Isles at the weekend in which three crewmen lost their lives and one was rescued after swimming for the shore.

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Two rescues, same day

New England Coast Guard stations at Chatham and Gloucester both received calls for assistance yesterday as two fishing vessels were taking on water in separate incidents yesterday.

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Five rescued from Kim Roger

Caught in a storm with wave heights of four to five metres off the Lofoten Islands, and struggling with an engine failure, the crew of 27 metre seine netter Kim Roger had no choice but to send a Mayday call.

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