USCG Station Pensacola responds to vessel on fire
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) responded to a vessel that caught fire approximately 4 nautical miles south of Perdido Pass, Alabama, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 2 p.m. that the charter vessel Hoss Fly III was on fire off the coast of Perdido Pass, the USCG said in its news release.
All eight passengers aboard were transferred to a good Samaritan vessel. There were no injuries reported.
Sector watchstanders directed the launch of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Pensacola to assist Orange Beach Fire Department in the response.
The crew arrived on scene at 2:30 p.m., and the fire was declared extinguished at 2:49 p.m.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.