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Coast Guard rescues 5 from burning fishing trawler east of Cape Cod

At about 5 p.m. Friday, the Coast Guard received an emergency signal from the 100-foot trawler Nobska.


BOSTON (AP) — Five fishermen were rescued from their burning fishing trawler in the Atlantic Ocean 85 miles east of Cape Cod, the U.S. Coast Guard says.

At about 5 p.m. Friday the Coast Guard received an emergency signal from the 100-foot trawler Nobska.

When Coast Guard air crews arrived on the scene the bow and wheelhouse of the Nobska was on fire and the crew was on the stern.

The air crew directed the fishermen into the water where they were hoisted aboard a rescue helicopter and transported back to shore.

No injuries were reported.

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