Coast Guard and Fire Department Respond to Boat Fire

Friday, June 16, 2006
Six people were pulled from a burning boat in the vicinty of the mouth of the York River, Va. when the 52-ft. Hatteras they were on caught fire. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a Mayday call from the QT. The Coast Guard issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast (UMIB) and launched boats from Coast Guard Stations Milford Haven, Portsmouth and Cape Charles. Two boats, One Way and Miss Nancy responded to the UMIB and pulled all 6 from the QT before the Coast Guard arrived on scene. Two Hampton Fire and Rescue boats arrived to fight the fire, the QT burned completely and sank. There were no injuries or pollution.

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