Coast Guard, local fire depts. monitor boat fire off Whidbey Island, Wash.

13th Coast Guard District NewsSEATTLE — The Coast Guard, Camano Island, Wash., and Whidbey Island, Wash., Fire Depts. responded to a boat fire on an anchored 128-foot fishing vessel located in Penn Cove off Whidbey Island, Sunday.

The Coast Guard received a report at 11:45 p.m., Saturday, from Island County Dispatch stating the vessel Deep Sea was completely engulfed in flames.

Attempts to put out the fire were ceased after the water from the fire fighting caused the Deep Sea to list. The concern was any additional water would cause it to sink. Meanwhile, the vessel fire resumed.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle is on-scene to provide a 500-yard safety zone. The Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin is scheduled to relieve the station from the safety zone.

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound is working to locate the owner of the vessel. Sector investigation Dept. and pollution responders are scheduled to arrive on scene, Sunday.

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