Coast Guard Coordinating Assistance For Merchant Vessel Fire

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The U.S. Coast Guard is coordinating assistance for the crew of a merchant vessel reportedly battling an on-board fire 1,200 miles east of Cape Cod, Mass., today. The 577-foot Panamanian-flagged merchant vessel Sea Venus, with a crew of 23, was en route from Rhode Island to Belgium when the fire reportedly started. Coast Guard watch standers at Rescue Coordination Center Norfolk,...