Monday, May 20, 2013

All safe after fire on the Arctic Storm

The U.S. Coast Guard today responded to a report of an uncontrolled engine room fire aboard the factory trawler Arctic Storm.

The 334-foot vessel was about 32 miles west of Grays Harbor, Wash., with 120 people aboard, the Coast Guard said.

The Arctic Storm is a well-known stalwart in the Bering Sea pollock fishery. It also works the Pacific whiting fishery off the Northwest coast.

The operator, Seattle-based Arctic Storm Management Group, has posted a statement on its website saying everyone is safe, but the vessel is disabled.

The Seattle Times also has been posting updates.

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