Trawler MVF Z90 FRANCINE fire, three hospitalized, English Canal
Trawler MVF Z90 FRANCINE suffered fire in the afternoon Mar 2, 32 miles south of Lizard Point, English Canal. Lizard lifeboat was launched, CG helicopter airlifted three injured crewmen, they were taken to Truro hospital. Three other crewmen suffered smoke inhalation. Crew managed to extinguish fire, vessel sailed under own power to Newlyn harbor, and docked there same day.