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Iran crew rescued from burning ship in Persian Gulf

February 20, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A crew was rescued from a burning ship in the Persian Gulf by documentary filmmakers who just happened to be in the area.

The dramatic rescue off the southern coast of Iran was recorded from start to finish by the documentary crew's cameras. The ship was carrying fuel from Dubai to Iran when it caught on fire.

Some crew members jumped in the water even before the rescuers got there while others leaped onto the small rescue boat.

All nine crew members were safe.