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Cigar Boat Ablaze in Florida Keys

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 6, 2014

Six people were rescued by a good Samaritan following a boat fire aboard a boat southwest of Islamorada, Florida Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.

No injuries have been recorded.

A good Samaritan notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Islamorada of a fire aboard an approximately 40-foot cigar boat roughly five miles north of Lower Matecumbe Key, Florida at approximately 2 p.m.

The good Samaritan then rescued the six individuals from the burning vessel.

A USCG boatcrew from Station Islamorada is currently on scene to ensure the safety in the area of the burning vessel.

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