UPDATED: F/V Atlantic Destiny catches fire off of Nova Scotia; crew members evacuated

A fishing trawler off the southwest coast of Nova Scotia caught fire Tuesday night, leading to the evacuation of most of the vessel’s 32 crew members. The rescue effort for the Atlantic Destiny was confirmed by the Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Halifax. The vessel was adrift about 120 miles south of Yarmouth,,, The 141-foot vessel issued a mayday call off the eastern part of George’s Bank at 8 p.m. local time Tuesday >click to read< and >here<and >here< 06:34

All crew members of Atlantic Destiny scallop trawler safe after fire at sea – Ocean Choice International expressed gratitude Wednesday in a news release reporting the FV Atlantic Destiny’s crew members had all been removed from the vessel. There were conflicting reports about whether there 31 or 32 people on board at the time of the fire. >click to read< 11:46

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