Story made page 18 of the SCUM today - 4 whole lines "Two sailors have been flown to hospital after a fire on survey ship HMS Echo off Plymouth, Devon".
Local rag in Guzz under headline "NAVY TIGHT LIPPED OVER TWO HURT IN FIRE ON SHIP": Two city sailors were airlifted from a Devonport-based survey ship after being injured in a fire on board.
HMS ECHO was just off Rame Head on her way to Falmouth foe maintenancxe when the incident occurred yesterday morning, cutting off all power on board.
The helicopter delivered the two casualties to Derrifoed Hospital for treatment. Their injuries are understood not to be life-threatening.
HMS ECHO was due to be towed ino Devonport Naval Base yesterday afternoon where an investigation was due to begin.
A Navy spokesman declined yo offer any details of the location of the fire or how it started. He also declined to say whether the personnel were male or female, or reveal the extent of these injuries,"