Coast Guard helps fishing crew after boat fire

BOSTON- The Coast Guard assisted the two-man crew of a New Bedford, Mass., fishing vessel about 20 miles east of Block Island, R.I., after a fire broke out aboard the vessel around 9 a.m., today. About 9:15 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a radio distress call from the captain of the Whileaway, who reported they had a fire in the engine room. The crew proceeded to remotely...