Athena fishing ship blaze into tenth day

Firefighters being lowered on board Athena
Image caption The Athena is being held in position by a tug

A factory fishing ship is still on fire off the Cornwall coast, 10 days after the blaze started.

Coastguards said salvors were waiting for the fire, in cardboard boxes in the hold, to die down before making a decision on where to take the Athena.

The ship was abandoned after firefighters and crew members were overcome by carbon monoxide fumes.

The Athena, which caught fire on 27 October, is being held in place by a tug in Gerrans Bay, Falmouth.

The Faroes-registered Athena caught fire about 230 miles (370km) south west of the Isles of Scilly.

The Athena was constructed in 1992 and rebuilt in China this year following another fire.

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