2 boats catch fire, sink in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

5th Coast Guard District News
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is responding Monday after two boats caught fire and sank in Henderson’s Wharf Marina.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report at approximately 3:30 a.m., stating a boat in Belts Wharf Landing Yacht Club caught fire and drifted across the harbor into Henderson’s Wharf Marina. The boat hit a second boat, which also caught fire.

The Coast Guard is coordinating with Maryland Department of the Environment and Baltimore City Fire in the containment and recovery of oil and debris from the sinking. Crews from MDE and Baltimore City Fire deployed sorbent boom and pads to contain the discharged oil.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of this incident is still under investigation.

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