Fire on fishing trawler forces it to drop net at sea, becomes target of Greenpeace vandals

The fire broke out in the engine room of the Talley’s ship Amaltal Enterprise on July 2, while the vessel was trawling more than 35 km off the coast of Greymouth, the company said. The ship was towed back to Port Nelson, where it became the target of an early morning protest on July 6 by Greenpeace activists calling for an end to bottom trawling,,, The fire was extinguished swiftly by Talley’s on-board fire personnel, and the authorities were immediately notified.,, No evacuation of the vessel was required, and none of its 45 crew needed medical attention.  >click to read< 13:41

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