Coast Guard, local agencies respond to boat fire in Cape Charles, VA

The Coast Guard and other local agencies respond to a boat fire at Cape Charles Marina in Cape Charles, Virginia, Feb. 26, 2019. A Unified Command was established, comprised of the U.S. Coast Guard, Accomack County Fire Department, Cape Charles Fire Department, Cheriton Fire Department and Virginia Department of Emergency Management. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The Coast Guard and other local agencies respond to a boat fire at Cape Charles Marina in Cape Charles, Virginia, Feb. 26, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

CAPE CHARLES, Va. — The Coast Guard responded to a boat fire at Cape Charles Marina in Cape Charles, Tuesday morning.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report at 6 a.m. from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles crewmembers who stated they were observing a 73-foot vessel on fire at Cape Charles Marina.

Sector Hampton Roads notified local response agencies and directed personnel from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles to respond on foot.

Local fire departments are currently fighting the fire onboard the vessel. A Unified Command (UC) has been established that is comprised of the U.S. Coast Guard, Accomack County Fire Department, Cape Charles Fire Department, Cheriton Fire Department and Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

Crews from the Incident Management Division of Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads have responded to assess environmental impact and vessel salvage.

No injuries or pollution have been reported.


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