Four fishermen rescued by fishing boat off Newfoundland when boat burns
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Four fishermen rescued by fishing boat off Newfoundland when boat burns

Last Updated Sep 29, 2016 at 8:40 am ADT

Fire burns on the fishing boat Atlantic Provider as a Canadian Coast Guard is near by in this image provided by the Canadian Armed Forces. Four fishermen are safe after a rescue at sea from a burning boat about 50 kilometres off the coast of Newfoundland's northern peninsula. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Armed Forces MANDATORY CREDIT

PORT AU CHOIX, N.L. – Four fishermen are safe today after a rescue at sea from a burning boat about 50 kilometres off the coast of Newfoundland’s northern peninsula.

The fishermen from the Atlantic Provider were brought back to Port aux Choix Wednesday afternoon on board the fishing vessel Avalon Voyager.

The Avalon Voyager was close by when the distress call was issued and steamed to the aid of the burning vessel.

Capt. Liam Mather of the rescue co-ordination centre says a cormorant helicopter was sent from Gander but didn’t participate in the rescue.

He says the helicopter returned to its base after the Avalon Voyager took the fishermen on board.

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