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Crew evacuated from fishing trawler in CT amid fire

The fire broke out on Tuesday morning, however, the cause is still unknown at this stage.

The trawler which caught alight in Cape Town harbour on 2 November 2016. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The crew of a fishing trawler anchored in the port of Cape Town has been evacuated, as a fire on board the vessel spread across the ship.

The fire broke out on Tuesday morning, however, the cause is still unknown at this stage.

Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service’s Theo Layne says fire crews are still on the scene, working to contain the blaze.

“The fire now spread to the front section of the ship and the crew had to be removed from the ship for safety reasons.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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