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Friday 22 September 2017

Norway cargo ship fire extinguished

Survivors and relatives of passengers who died on the Scandinavian Star have long campaigned for the case to be reopened
Survivors and relatives of passengers who died on the Scandinavian Star have long campaigned for the case to be reopened

A fire aboard a cargo ship carrying armoured vehicles and other military supplies to a military exercise in Norway has been extinguished.

Norwegian rescue services spokesman Ola Vaage says the Britannia Seaways is sailing to the south-western port of Bergen on its own steam and was joined by a Norwegian navy vessel.

He said "all is well on board" with 20 crew and 12 military personnel.

Mr Vaage said on Sunday it was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which started in a container.

He said the storm on Saturday night had abated and sailing conditions were good. The ship was expected in Bergen later on Sunday.

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