Fire Suppression System saves 34 foot commercial fishing vessel

The 34 foot commercial fishing vessel SEA NILE had a fire in the engine room at the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon and radioed the Coast Guard for assistance.  By the time the Coast Guard arrived, the onboard fire suppression system had extinguished the fire.  The Coast Guard then towed the vessel to port. The Coast Guard spokesman said “The vessel’s onboard equipment, along with the quick thinking of the fishermen helped ensure they were safe and that help was coming once the incident occurred. Without their preparedness, a situation like this could have turned deadly.” The Coast Guard’s news release is at this link.

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