PORTLAND, Ore. - The crewman who died in a fire aboard a chemical tanker that's adrift off the Oregon coast has been buried at sea.
Ship spokesman Campbell Houston says the engine-room fire left the 485-foot Pine Galaxy without much refrigeration, and the crewman's family gave permission for the ocean burial.
Houston did not have his name.
There were no other injuries, and the remaining 21 crew members from China and South Korea are still on board, hundreds of miles from Oregon.
The U.S. Coast Guard says the vessel has drifted about 100 miles northeast since Wednesday's fire. A tug was headed to the scene Monday to get the vessel moving on its own or, failing that, to tow it to a West Coast port.
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