Coast Guard rescue units respond to New Jersey boat fire

NEW YORK – Coast Guard rescue helicopter and boat crews responded to a boat fire four miles east of Sandy Hook, N.J., June 21, 2012.

Coast Guard Sector New York received the mayday call from the crew of the 30-foot recreational vessel Life is Good at 3 p.m., reporting their boat was on fire.

A rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., was diverted from a patrol, a rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook and New York City Police marine unit launched.

The two people aboard the vessel extinguished the fire before help arrived. Coast Guard personnel conducted a safety inspection of the vessel to ensure it was safe to be aboard.

The cause of the fire is unknown and no pollution or injuries were reported.

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