MONTEREY (BCN/CBS SF) — A container ship off the coast of Monterey had an engine fire early Friday, but no injuries have been reported as a result of the blaze, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The fire was reported early Friday morning on the NYK Delphinus, which was bound for the Port of Oakland.READ MORE: UPDATE: Wind-Whipped Big Sur Wildfire Grows To 1,500 Acres, Blaze Erupts Near Geysers Peak In Sonoma
There were 24 crew members aboard the ship, authorities said. The Coast Guard sent a boat and two helicopter crews to the area. The aircrew arrived on scene shortly before 9:30 a.m. and transferred a dewatering pump to the Delphinus crew.
Resolve Marine, a maritime emergency response company, contracted five tugboats to assist the NYK Delphinus.READ MORE: High Winds Topple Trees; Leave Path Of Destruction In San Jose Neighborhood
The U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest Twitter account posted photos and information shortly after noon
#BREAKING #USCG, State of California, and @resolvemarine are responding to reports of fire aboard a container ship approximately 50 miles west of Monterey. More information to follow. pic.twitter.com/fNCKnQ6aAh
— USCGPacificSouthwest (@USCGPacificSW) May 14, 2021
The Coast Guard, the state of California and Resolve Marine established a unified command for the response, with a focus on “the safety and well-being of the crew, controlling the fire, and mitigating pollution,” the Coast Guard said in a news release.
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