Fire In Icey Waters – M/V India Lotus

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June 20, 2008

Coast Guard officials say a fire aboard a container ship in the North Pacific has been put out.

The 781-foot India Lotus, from Malta, reported a fire in the engine room shortly after midnight.

The ship was assisted by a nearby British container ship. The British ship was contacted by the Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System.

The India Lotus was traveling about 700 miles south of Dutch Harbor. No injuries were reported.

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