Coast Guard sets maritime traffic restrictions near vessel fire in Miami River

MIAMI — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Capt. James Fitton, has placed restrictions on vessel traffic due to a vessel fire on the Miami River Tuesday.

The Miami River is closed to maritime traffic between the 17th Avenue Bridge and the 27th Avenue Bridge where the motor vessel Mystic is reportedly on fire. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice.

Mystic, a 206-foot St. Vincent and the Grenadines ship carrying general cargo, is located east of the 22nd Avenue Bridge on the Miami River.

No injuries or pollution have been reported.

For information regarding this restriction or information regarding vessel traffic please monitor VHF channel 16, or contact Coast Guard Sector Miami at 305-535-4472.

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