Greek-owned cargo ship 'Aegean Wind' caught fire before dawn Friday as it headed to Houston, Texas from Brazil
Officials in Venezuela say a cargo ship fire off the country's Caribbean coast has killed nine people and injured five more.
Authorities say the fire began before dawn in the mess hall of Greek-owned ship Aegean Wind as it headed to Houston, Texas from Brazil with iron ore on board.
The injured sailors - including one with severe burns on much of his body - were evacuated by the military.
Twenty four crew members were on board the ship - nine of them Greek and 15 from the Philippines.
The vessel is owned by the Piraeus, Greece-based Atlantic Bulk Carrier Management company.
Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.