Fishing ship is still on Fire Off New Zealand's South Island

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A sixty-four-meter fishing vessel with 43 people on board is on fire about 45 n.m. off north-east coast of coast of New Zealand’s South Island, Maritime New Zealand posted in its statement on Wednesday.
It had received an primary call from the FV Amaltal Columbia about the fire at nearly 5:24 a.m. local time (1724 GMT) and a warning call from the fishing vessel at around 5:30 a.m. The vessel is currently making its way toward Lyttelton port at about 7 and a half knots.
“It is expected the fire is going to cause the loss of the major engine in due course,” Maritime New Zealand posted. “A Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion is in location above the ship monitoring the situation, with 2 ships responding to a warning relay call.”
The fire is told to have been in the “meal hold” of the fishing ship that has been sealed off in an effort to starve the fire of oxygen, but the engine remains at danger.
There are no injuries have been reported so far.