October 27th, 2010
11:20 AM ET

Burning ship limps to port

A fishing ship whose crew had to be rescued from a fire is limping to port in the United Kingdom, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency told CNN Wednesday.

Ninety-eight crew members were rescued from the Athena early Wednesday, while 13 remain on board to keep the fire under control and pilot the ship to port, the agency's Claire Johns said.

The Vega is accompanying the ship to Falmouth, England, where both ships are due Thursday night, she said. The rescued crew members are aboard the Vega.


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  1. Rocketship

    Dear FrankLee,
    Thank you so much for your informative information. After my morning golf I will sleep so much easier on my afternoon nap.
    You missed the point though.
    If we could only get Bush back he would open the spigot and we would all live like Goldman Sacks employees.
    Now, the sky is falling and the end is here.
    And to whoever used the word supercapacitor in a sentence Awesome.

    October 27, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. American Girl

    is that someone who is really good at putting logos on baseball hats?

    October 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RaleighMatrix

    Everyone's got a fish story.

    October 27, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Reynardine Greencastle

    What have these insulting and irrelevant posts got to do with the Athena? A fire at sea is no laughing matter, and it looks like your editorial standards are all Foxed up.

    October 28, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |