Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard

Sep 8, 2016 1:48 PM

Coast Guard helps extinguish large boat fire off coast

A Coast Guard boat crew extinguished a boat fire on Thursday off of the coast of Jonesport, Maine.

The Coast Guard received a call from the owner, who was on shore at about 6:12 a.m. explaining that his 32-foot fishing vessel - named Bigger Dirls - was on fire in Hopkins Point Marina.

Station Jonesport launched a 29-foot response boat crew. They arrived on scene where the vessel was tied to a mooring ball and used their dewatering pump to begin fighting the fire.

When the fire was extinguished, the boat was towed by a good Samaritan to shore at Hopkins Point Marina.

The cause of the boat fire is currently under investigation.

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