Gulf News

Icebreaker ship ablaze in Atlantic

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A raging fire aboard an Argentine navy icebreaker forced all 296 crew and passengers to abandon ship in the South Atlantic, where they spent hours in lifeboats awaiting rescue by the crews of an oil tanker and fishing vessels, the military said yesterday. The fire broke out in the Almirante Irizar's auxiliary generator compartmen­t late on Tuesday.

– Compiled from agencies

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