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Atlantic rescue for fire-hit sub.

BRITISH rescue vessels were today staging an operation to tow a stricken Canadian submarine, with nine injured crew, to safety.

Five British boats battled against fierce weather conditions overnight to go to the aid of the HMCS Chicoutimi in the Atlantic.

The vessel has been drifting after making a mayday call when a fire broke out on board, 100 miles off the west coast of Ireland.

The Chicoutimi had been en-route from the UK to Canada - a journey expected to last a fortnight - when disaster struck, a spokesman said.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Oct 6, 2004
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