Fire Forces Tug Boat Crew to Abandon Ship Off Southern Italy

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Crew members of a tug boat that was towing a barge in the Italian port of Gioia Tauro were forced to abandon ship on June 18, after the tug caught fire.  The 13 crew members aboard managed to flee the burning vessel by jumping onto the barge, according to reports.  Video shared by the Italian Coast Guard, which aided in the rescue effort, shows large flames rising from the vessel.

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Source: Guardia Costiera on YouTube

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