Coast Guard responds to vessel fire near Marina Del Rey

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. — The Coast Guard responded today to the 27-foot recreational vessel Casey Lynn, which was reported on fire at 4:49 p.m. approximately one mile offshore of Marina Del Rey, Calif.

A MH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles and Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin, an 87-foot coastal patrol boat, were both dispatched to the scene.

Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach coordinated the response with the Los Angeles Fire Department, Marina Del Rey Baywatch and Redondo Beach Baywatch. Once extinguished, the vessel was towed to Marina Del Rey Harbor by Los Angeles County Fireboat 110.

According to reports, no persons were seen aboard the vessel or in the surrounding waters. Vessel documentation identifies Michael Martinez of Woodland Hills, Calif. as the registered owner. Anyone with information regarding Mr. Martinez is asked to contact the U.S. Coast Guard at 310-521-3801.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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