Coast Guard rescues crew from Washington boat fire near Long Beach

The Coast Guard rescued the two crew-members of a Washington-based fishing vessel after fire broke out in the boat’s engine room.

According to a report on Seattle’s KOMO, the pair were about 10 miles from the coast of Long Beach when they reported that their vessel, The Portlock, was on fire.

The Coast Guard sent The Cutter Active, a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and a 47-foot motor lifeboat to the rescue. The crew were rescued from their life raft and were not injured.

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