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Korean trawler catches fire in Montevideo; crew saved and no ammoniac on board

Monday, December 17th 2012 - 05:57 UTC
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A Korean flagged trawler that caught fire in early morning Sunday has been tugged to the middle of the bay of Montevideo where a combined effort of Uruguayan Coast Guard, port authorities and fire fighters have controlled the flames after rescuing forty crewmembers, mostly Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Korean officers. Read full article

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  • redpoll

    These fires seem to be happening with increasing frequency

    Dec 17th, 2012 - 02:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    “forty crewmembers, mostly Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Korean officers.”

    Too many chiefs and not enough indians?

    A majority of officers means that the agenda was not entirely fishing.

    Dec 17th, 2012 - 08:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    Yes Geoff there is something fishy about this. There have been too many fires on these boats tied up in Montevideo. These boats fish in South Atlantic waters claimed by you know who. You may recall a Spanish fishing boat was harassed by the Argentine coast guard in Uruguayan terretetorial waters some months ago. So these fires? Caused by negligence, possibly an insurance scam or sabotage by persons unknown to put it in police speak?

    Dec 17th, 2012 - 09:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    Presumably the insurers will report any suspicious findings to the authorities. You may be right about sabotage.

    Dec 18th, 2012 - 03:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ProRG_American

    Another MI 6 operation to blame it on the Argentines.

    Dec 18th, 2012 - 05:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    @ 5 or the yankees?

    Dec 18th, 2012 - 07:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Or Father Christmas. ;o)

    Pleased no-one was hurt.

    Dec 18th, 2012 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    I have it on good authority from President Mujica that it was actually Prince William in his yellow helicopter.

    Dec 18th, 2012 - 09:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @8

    Ho, Ho, Ho! :o)

    Dec 19th, 2012 - 10:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Well done Uruguay for saving the crew. I imagine theres a good emergency service ethic in the country, as Pepe himself got stuck in rescuing his neighbours during the storms...

    Dec 24th, 2012 - 02:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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