Firefighters Douse North Sea Cargo Ship Blaze

OSLO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Firefighters put out a blaze on a cargo ship loaded with military jet fuel early on Sunday, 13 hours after it broke out during stormy weather in the North Sea off Norway. Thirty-two people were trapped on the vessel when 7,000 litres of fuel belonging to Norway's armed forces caught alight on Saturday night. Heavy weather forced rescuers to call … [Read more...]

Storm Prevents Rescue as Cargo Ship Burns in the North Sea

OSLO, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The 32 crew of a Danish cargo vessel on fire in the North Sea off Norway were trapped on board on Saturday night as a storm prevented rescue helicopters lifting sailors off. Three helicopters were scrambled from Norway to assist the Britannia Seaways, operated by the Danish firm DFDS, about 80 miles (130 km) off the town of Floroe, said Per Fjeld, a … [Read more...]