U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Crew Saves Three People From Boat Fire Off Florida Coast
By U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast // March 18, 2022
Coast Guard dewatered the vessel and is monitoring for pollution
(U.S. COAST GUARD) – The Coast Guard rescued three people, Thursday, after a 63-foot shrimping boat caught fire in San Carlos Bay near Ft. Myers Beach.
A Coast Guard Station Ft. Myers Beach 29-foot Response Boat-small boat crew arrived on the scene, transferred the survivors without injuries, and established a safety zone around the vessel.
Fireboat crews from Cape Coral, Sanibel, Estero, and Lee County arrived and extinguished the fire along with the crew of the sister ship for the shrimping vessel.
The Coast Guard came upon the fire while on patrol and removed the three survivors when they were unsuccessful in extinguishing the flames themselves.
The Coast Guard dewatered the vessel and is monitoring for pollution.
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