The commercial fishing vessel Fireman exploded this evening in the Valdez harbor adjacent to the Best Western hotel, the U.S. Coast Guard reports.
A person aboard walked off after the blast and went by ambulance to a hospital, the Coast Guard says.
Emergency responders "found the Fireman afloat with the majority of its wheelhouse torn apart by the explosion."
It happened around 7:55 p.m. and the cause is under investigation, the Coast Guard says.
State records show the 35-foot Fireman belongs to Thomas S. Lopez. His address is listed as a postal box in Valdez.
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