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United States Coast Guard crews rescued two mariners from a sinking vessel in Nasketucket Bay, four miles southeast of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, April 22, 2012. Lt. Scott Koser, one of the two pilots, gives a first person account of the rescue. Video by Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Richland, WA – May 14, 2012, Two women had just refueled their boat when they were pulling out of the slip and their boat caught fire. The women were able to jump into the water, but were reportedly burned seriously.
The Richland Fire Department responded, but they have no fire boat, so all fire fighting occurred from the land units.
This is a Hose only story…
EVERETT, Wash. — A man who was tossed into the chilly Puget Sound waters after his boat capsized Monday afternoon is now presumed drowned.The 12-foot dinghy flipped in Port Gardner Bay near Everett around 12:45 p.m., tossing two men into the water, Coast Guard officials said.
One of the men was able to tread water for about an hour until a Good Samaritan rescued him and took him back to shore. That man was taken to a local hospital. He was treated and released Monday evening.
Coast Guard helicopters searched from the air for the other victim while police and fire boats looked from the water, but came up empty. Rescue crews suspended the active search just before 5 p.m. and are now focused on finding and recovering his body, officials said.
Later Monday evening, crews said they were going to use side-scan sonar, which can locate small objects under water.
Neither victim has been identified.
Investigators haven’t said yet what caused the boat to capsize
The New Rochelle Fire Department responded to a call about 2:30 p.m. The fire was fully engaged by the time firefighters arrived at the scene.
No injuries were reported. The fire department is still investigating the cause of the fire.
The Stillwater, MN Fire Department recently received a donation to retrofit a boat with fire suppression capabilities—a “critical tool” fire officials say will increase the safety of those spending time on or near the St. Croix River.
The $13,000 donation from the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company & RJF has allowed the Stillwater Fire Department to purchase a fire pump, steering brackets, motor mounting, oil tanks and other engine parts.
TAIPEI — All 153 people aboard a Taiwan-registered passenger boat that issued a distress signal yesterday morning have been rescued, according to China’s Xinhua News Agency later in the day.
At 9:23 a.m. local time, the crew of the vessel Golden Dragon, which was sailing from Taiwan’s outlying Matsu County to Fujian province’s Mawei City, issued a distress call when it reached the waters around the estuary of China’s Min River, saying the ship had a leak and was in danger of sinking, the report said.
The Maritime Search and Rescue Center of Fujian province acted immediately and sent out rescue boats to the scene, the report stated, adding the boat has been taken to a factory to undergo repairs.
Golden Dragon’s passengers were taken to Fujian’s Qingzhou, while the five crew members, including a Myanmar national, remained on board to assist with the boat’s repairs
Photo from @fireemsreportMC
Here is video of Seattle’s Fire Boat Leschi conducting a water display during the Seattle Maritime Festival on May 12, 2012.
On April 27th, 2012, the Safari Spirit caught fire while docked at Seattle’s Fisherman’s Terminal. The vessel was undergoing repairs and was scheduled to set sail on May 11. Two people were on board when the fire was reported, around 1 am. They escaped unharmed.
More photos available HERE
On May 1, Seattle’s Fire Boat Leschi assists Bainbridge Island, WA with a house fire.
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The fire in the craft of 19 meters is now under control at Port Vauban in Antibes. Since Thursday 12 am 40, there is more visible flames in front of the boat named “Pride of Stavanger.” However, the forty firefighters, including men in the intervention group and research, are still mobilized to contain any possible recovery may come from structural foam lining. Divers are also hard at work to seal the suction inlets of water that could sink the yacht.
According to preliminary results of the investigation by the police in Antibes, this fire was accidental. The fire boat belonging to a Norwegian started at the machine engine cooling.
Seattle, Washington – May 12, Seattle Maritime Festival
- 27th Annual U.S. Oil & Refining Seattle Tugboat Race Championships, 12-3p
- Racing starts at the Grain Terminal, located at Pier 86 and finishes at Pier 66.
- 12:00 – Fire Boat Display
- 12:10 – Tugboat Ballet
- 12:20 – Abandon Ship Demonstration
- 12:50 – USCG Helicopter Rescue
- 1:15 – Workboat parade
- 2:45 – Fire Boat Firefighting Demonstration
- For more info click HERE
Baltimore, Maryland – May 12, Big Truck Day, Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway
- Kids and adults of all ages will enjoy this opportunity to see, touch and sit in some of the biggest vehicles in the City’s fleet. Those on display will include “Big Bertha” the City’s largest Tow Truck along with Fire Engines and Trucks, Police Cars and Motorcycles, Rescue Vehicles and a REALLY, REALLY BIG Fireboat – shooting up massive plumes of water. Nearly 20 vehicles and equipment will be on-show for our citizens that day.
- Fire Boat Displays every half hour
- For more info click HERE
It turns out that this fireboat is equipped with the same lights an siren as you’d find on a regular fire truck. And from a distance, as its racing toward you, you might think that it’s actually a fire SUV on an adjacent street before you realize that it’s actually in the river.
In this case, the fire boat was rushing to rescue someone who was floating down the river in Bridgeport on an old dock that broke loose from the shore.