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The National Coastguard received an emergency signal at 7.46 pm last night from a fishing boat that had caught fire just outside of Vopnafjörður in the East Fjords. Nearby boats were called to aid the boat’s captain who at around 8 pm had left the burning vessel and was on a lifeboat.
Twenty minutes later he was picked up by trawler Hólmi NS-56 and then later went aboard the Sveinbjörn Sveinsson trawler.