Three-vessel fire under investigation
May 21, 2017
(SitNews) Craig, Alaska - The United States Coast Guard is investigating a three-vessel fire aboard the 57-foot fishing vessel Seaborn, 56-foot fishing vessel Pacific Lady and the 49-foot fishing vessel Julia Kae, at a marina in North Cove in Craig, Alaska.
Three-vessel fire aboard the 57-foot fishing vessel Seaborn, 56-foot fishing vessel Pacific Lady and the 49-foot fishing vessel Julia Kae, at a marina in North Cove in Craig, Alaska.
Photo By Scott Wilburn ©2017
The Craig harbormaster and fire department contained the fire. Craig fire, EMS, and Harbor staff with help from volunteers were able to put the fires out. The boats will be monitored closely by Craig harbor staff for the next 24 hours and people are asked to stay clear of the vessels.
"A team from Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan is on their way to Craig to support the local response," said Lt. Jennifer Ferreira this afternoon. Ferreira is a public affairs officer with Sector Juneau. "The team will work with the Craig harbormaster, Craig Fire Department and vessel owners to investigate the cause of the incident."
Marina vessel fire in North Cove in Craig
Photo by April Dixon ©2017
Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan investigators are responding to monitor for signs of pollution, investigate the cause of the incident and assess extent and cost of damage. Coast Guard Sector Juneau was notified early this morning about the fire that occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m.
The Pacific Lady has a max capacity of 1,500 gallons of fuel, the Julia Kae has a max capacity of 3,800 gallons of fuel and the Seaborn has a max capacity of 2,000 gallons of fuel.
Sheening appears to be minimal, but boom has been deployed around two of the vessels.
The City of Craig posted on their FaceBook account the cause of the fire is unknown pending investigation by boat owners' insurance companies.
There were no injuries reported.
Reporting and Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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U.S. Coast Guard
City of Craig
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