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7 Rescued in Boat Fire

7 people were rescued from a fishing boat that caught on fire on Saturday

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    MV Times

    Seven people were rescued from a fishing boat that caught on fire off the coast of Martha's Vineyard just before 5 p.m. on Saturday.

    According to the MV Times, Menemsha harbormaster Denys Jason and crews from Coast Guard Station Menemsha responded to a report of smoke coming from a large sport fishing boat that had exited and dropped anchor to the west of the entrance to Menemsha Harbor.

    The MV Times reports that according to the Coast Guard, the fire appeared to be electrical in nature.  Once The boat was put up on Lobsterville Beach and surrounded with booms to contain any fuel leaks.

    No injuries have been reported.


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