The 22 meter long fishing vessel Fabrice Daniel caught fire while off the coast of Fécamp, France. The four man crew of the fishing vessel sent out a distress call and escaped into the life raft. A nearby fishing vessel Victor Constant rescued the four crew. Soon after the Fabrice Daniel exploded destroying the superstructure of the vessel. A helicopter airlifted the crew who were suffering from shock and mild hypothermia. The National Society for Sea Rescue of Ouistreham dispatched a rescue boat to the scene. They were able to get the fire under control by the next day, but the Fabrice Daniel was too far damaged and sank in 44 meters of water. Reports state there will be no salvage recovery of the vessel. An investigation is being conducted by the Coast Guard into the incident.
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