Coast Guard Responds to Cargo Ship Fire – Update

JUNEAU, Alaska – The India Lotus notified the Coast Guard they were no longer in need of assistance at 1:15 p.m. AST. The owners of the India Lotus, Ofer Brothers Properties, have contracted for a tow. The vessel also reported a shortage of food and water as result of the fire. They have contracted for the delivery of food and water from Dutch Harbor. The Coast Guard Cutter Mellon is no longer...

Fire Reported Extinguished Aboard Container Ship

JUNEAU, AK – The fire aboard the 781-foot container ship, India Lotus, is reported extinguished. The India Lotus, en route Panama, reported a fire in the engine room to Coast Guard Communication Station Kodiak at approximately 12:30 a.m. today. The Air Station Kodiak C-130 arrived on scene at about 6:30 a.m. and the India Lotus reported they were no longer in need of Coast Guard assistance. The...

Coast Guard Responding to Container Ship Fire

KODIAK, Alaska (CG Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard is responding to a fire aboard a 781-foot container ship with 32 people onboard 700 miles south of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The command center in Juneau received the report at about 12:30 (AKDT) a.m. today from the Republic of Malta flagged Vessel, India Lotus. A Coast Guard C-130 from Air Station Kodiak, Alaska and the 378-foot Coast Guard Cutter...