Trawler DESERT ROSE fire, Lyttelton

Fire erupted in the aft section of trawler DESERT ROSE in the morning Apr 18, vessel is docked in Lyttelton, Christchurch, NZ. 6 crew were treated for smoke inhalation, 4 of them were taken to hospital, the rest of the crew evacuated. Some 13 fire engines were deployed, fire was said to be under control after several hours of firefighting. Condition of the vessel and damage extent unknown. Photo from, more full-scale photos can be found there.

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