Russian Fishing Boat Sinks

A Russian trawler that caught fire in the northern Norwegian port of Tromsø capsized and sank Thursday morning after burning for nearly 24 hours.

Negligence during welding work is suspected to have caused the fire, Russia’s consul in the border town of Kirkenes, Igor Lapitsky. The fire still hadn't been extinguished by Thursday morning, leading Tromsø police to express concerns that it could cause ammonia tanks onboard to explode.

Twelve out of 29 crew members have been sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

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Tags: Russian, Fishing, Boat, Sinks, Norway

Location: Norway