Coast Guard rescues 4 people from boat fire in Alameda

Sector San FranciscoSAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued four people Tuesday afternoon after a fire broke out onboard a pleasure craft in Alameda.

At 3:51 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center personnel received a 911-relay report of an engine room fire onboard the 32-foot pleasure craft near the Alameda ferry terminal in the Oakland Estuary.

The Sector San Francisco Command Center issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and dispatched a rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station San Francisco. Alameda Fire Department personnel also responded with a fireboat and an engine company from shore.

The Coast Guard rescue boatcrew quickly arrived on scene and safely removed all four passengers from the vessel. Alameda Fire Department extinguished the engine room fire, and the vessel was safely towed back to Jack London Square in Oakland.

There were no injuries or pollution reported.

“This case is yet another great example of the working relationships we have with local responders,” said Royce Heckendorn, Sector San Francisco Command Duty Officer. “Our rescue boat crew ensured everyone was safely removed from the vessel while Alameda Fire Department prevented the fire from spreading beyond the engine room.”

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