Fishing vessel on fire in the Indian Ocean

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A Taiwanese fishing vessel caught fire and sank in the Indian Ocean.

The incident occurred on Wednesday some 670 km west of Carnarvon, Ausralia. All 15 members of the crew were rescued.

According to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), the Dornier rescue plane, dispatched to the scene, spotted the burning vessel with several people on its bow.

A life raft was dropped and all the crew members were transferred to another fishing vessel.

"No injuries were reported and all people on board have been accounted for.

"The rescued people will be taken to the vessel's next port in Indonesia," AMSA said.

Video: Fishing vessel on fire in the Indian Ocean