Coast Guard, Charleston Fire Department respond to vessel fire

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard and Charleston Fire Department responded to a fire on the recreational vessel Sea Weed near Coos Bay, Ore., after receiving a distress call at 6:30 a.m., today.

The motor lifeboat Intrepid crew, from Station Coos Bay, Ore., contained the vessel fire by spraying it with foam. The crew then secured the vessel to a dock in Charleston Harbor with the fire department’s assistance.

A 47-foot motor lifeboat was also deployed from Station Coos Bay to assist with the situation.

The cause of the vessel fire is unknown at this time.

 Motor Lifeboat Intrepid

The Coast Guard motor lifeboat Intrepid takes the recreational vessel Sea Weed into side tow after the boat burned in Charleston Harbor, Ore., on April 3, 2008.

U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Station Coos Bay

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