An Italian cargo ship sank about 200 miles off the western Atlantic coast of France after rescue vessels were unable to put out a fire that broke out.

All 27 people aboard the “Grande America” were rescued without injury.
The ship was on its way from Hamburg, Germany, to Casablanca in Morocco before the blaze, “which intensified over the past 24 hours,”
The ship had been listing increasingly to the right as time went on,”
French Environment Minister Francois de Rugy told lawmakers in Paris on Tuesday that officials still did not know what the ship was transporting, but that anti-pollution measures were already being taken.
The ship sank in waters that are about 4,600 meters (15,000 feet) deep.