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Four Rescued from Boat Fire in California

July 29, 2015

U.S. Coast Guard and firefighter crews helped rescue four people from a boat fire Tuesday afternoon in Alameda, Calif.
 
Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center personnel received a 911-relay report at 3:51 p.m stating an engine room fire broke out aboard a 32-foot pleasure craft near the Alameda ferry terminal in the Oakland Estuary.
 
The Sector San Francisco Command Center issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and dispatched a rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station San Francisco. Alameda Fire Department personnel also responded with a fireboat and an engine company from shore.
 
The Coast Guard rescue boatcrew quickly arrived on scene and safely removed all four passengers from the vessel. Alameda Fire Department extinguished the engine room fire, and the vessel was safely towed back to Jack London Square in Oakland.
 
No injuries or pollution were reported.
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