Coast Guard investigates a 3 vessel fire in Craig, Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is investigating a three-vessel fire aboard the 57-foot fishing vessel Seaborn, 56-foot fishing vessel Pacific Lady and the 49-foot fishing vessel Julia Kae, at a marina in North Cove in Craig, Alaska.

The Craig harbormaster and fire department have contained the fire.

Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan investigators are responding to monitor for signs of pollution, investigate the cause of the incident and assess extent and cost of damage. Coast Guard Sector Juneau was notified early this morning about the fire that occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m.

The Pacific Lady has a max capacity of 1,500 gallons of fuel, the Julia Kae has a max capacity of 3,800 gallons of fuel and the Seaborn has a max capacity of 2,000 gallons of fuel.

Sheening appears to be minimal, but boom has been deployed around two of the vessels.

“A team from Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan is on their way to Craig to support the local response,” said Lt. Jennifer Ferreira, Sector Juneau public affairs officer. “The team will work with the Craig harbormaster, Craig Fire Department and vessel owners to investigate the cause of the incident.”

There were no injuries reported. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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