Fire on trawler Hemisferio Sul, 12 crew rescued, Atlantic

MRCC Delgada, Portugal, received an emergency signal at 07:44 LT June 6 13 from trawler Hemisferio Sul, reporting fire on board and requiring immediate assistance. Vessel was some 700 nautical miles west of Sao Miguel island, Azores. MRCC diverted to the distress trawler nearby Spanish fishing vessel Mardani (IMO 9194244), which successfully rescued the 12 crew of Hemisferio Sul at around 09:00 LT, no injures reported. Mardani headed for Horta port, Faial island, Azores, believing that the abandoned Hemisferio Sul sank after burning out. 

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