LONDON, England -- Britain launched a rescue operation to recover the crew of a Canadian submarine after a fire on board the vessel in the Atlantic, the UK Ministry of Defense says.
The ministry said the British Coast Guard received a mayday call Tuesday morning from the HMCS Chicoutimi, a diesel-powered submarine, saying there was a fire on board.
Three people have been injured, none seriously, the ministry said.
Three ships are on the way to the submarine, which is about 100 miles northwest of Ireland, to pick up the 48-member crew. The ships are expected to arrive Wednesday morning.
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