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Crew being rescued from container ship off coast of eastern Newfoundland

December 29, 2013 - 11:40 AM

PORTUGAL COVE, N.L. - The joint rescue co-ordination centre in Halifax says a 24-member crew is being rescued from a container ship about 60 kilometres south of Portugal Cove, N.L.

Spokesman Maj. Martel Thompson says the centre received a call around 11:30 a.m. local time Sunday that the vessel was having issues with its hull.

Thompson says two Cormorant helicopters from Gander, N.L., are on scene, as well as a Hercules aircraft from Greenwood, N.S., and a Coast Guard ship is en route.

He says several people have already been safely hoisted into a helicopter from the ship, which is still floating on water.

Thompson would not say where the ship is from.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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