Coast Guard helping Boothbay Harbor Fire Department extinguish shipyard blaze

BOSTON (D1 Public Affairs) – Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor, Maine, is helping the Boothbay Harbor Fire Department extinguish a fire that broke out earlier today at the Washburn and Doughty Shipyard in East Boothbay, Maine.

A 47-foot motor lifeboat from Station Boothbay Harbor is transporting firefighters around the shipyard so that they can get to areas they otherwise couldn’t reach.

Additionally, a 25-foot response boat from Station Boothbay Harbor is enforcing a safety zone around the shipyard to keep mariners away from the dangerous area. A response petty officer from Sector Northern New England is en route to the shipyard to see if there is any pollution as a result of the fire.

“We have had a great flow of communication and cooperation with the fire department throughout the day,” said Cmdr. Michael Ryan, the deputy commander of Sector Northern New England. “As a result, both agencies have benefited and have been able to respond more effectively.”

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