Coast Guard Station Pensacola responds to vessel on fire

Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Gannon, a machinery technician at Station Pensacola, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Steven Distefano, a boatswain's mate at Station Pensacola, fight a charter vessel fire near Perdido Pass, Alabama, on July 27, 2019. The crew worked with the local fire department as well as good samaritan mariners to put out the fire. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Cassandra Castillo)

Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Gannon, a machinery technician at Station Pensacola, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Steven Distefano, a boatswain’s mate at Station Pensacola, fight a charter vessel fire near Perdido Pass, Alabama, on July 27, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Cassandra Castillo)

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to a vessel that caught fire approximately 4 nautical miles south of Perdido Pass, Alabama, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 2 p.m. that the charter vessel Hoss Fly III was on fire off the coast of Perdido Pass.

All eight passengers aboard were transferred to a good Samaritan vessel. There were no injuries reported.

Sector watchstanders directed the launch of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Pensacola to assist Orange Beach Fire Department in the response.

The crew arrived on scene at 2:30 p.m., and the fire was declared extinguished at 2:49 p.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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