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6 saved from a boat fire

A Coast Guard cutter crew and local fire department personnel responded to a fire aboard a pleasure craft with six people aboard near Point Wilson, Monday afternoon.

The six boaters, four kids and two adults, were unharmed in the fire and subsequently transfer to fire personnel aboard Jefferson County Fire Boat Guardian.

At about 4:20 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle received a distress call from the master of the 32-foot pleasure craft Kloshi Bay stating there was a fire aboard their vessel. The watchstander issued an urgent marine information broadcast and diverted the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Fox who was underway nearby.

The crew of the Sea Fox, an 87-foor patrol boat homeported in Bangor, removed the children from the Kloshi Bay and transferred them to the crew of fire boat while emergency responders extinguished the fire.

Once the fire was extinguished, company Vessel Assist was contacted to tow the Kloshi Bay into Port Townsend. The children were also transferred to Port Townsend via the crew of the Guardian.

Weather on scene at the time of the incident was reported as 4 mph winds and 2-foot seas.