Published: October 14. 2012 4:00AM PST
The fishing vessel Havana burns Friday approximately 17 miles west of Cannon Beach. A Coast Guard helicopter rescued the three crew members of the fishing vessel. Agency spokesman Shawn Eggert says the crew of the 35-foot Honolulu-based vessel called for help early Friday, saying they were abandoning the ship. The unidentified men donned their survival suits and the helicopter found them in a life raft near the burning vessel. The helicopter hoisted them aboard and took them to Astoria. Eggert says they were unhurt. A Coast Guard motor lifeboat attached a beacon to the burning ship so it could be monitored. The vessel was reportedly carrying 900 gallons of diesel fuel.
Seaman Erin Pfuntner / U.S. Coast Guard