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Crew evacuated from British cargo ship

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A British cargo ship, the Cheshire, which was on its way from Norway to Thailand, suffered a fire on Sunday around 60 nautical miles off Arguineguín in southern Gran Canaria. The ship was carrying fertilisers based on ammonium nitrate and copper. On Sunday it had taken up a safe position ready to stop off in Gran Canaria to refuel. Due to the high temperatures, smoke started coming from the freight areas. Contrary to the first reports of a ship in flames, it turned out that it was only a smoke cloud, triggered by a chemical reaction.
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