42-foot fishing vessel catches fire off the coast of Oregon

42-foot commercial fishing vessel catches fire off the coast of Oregon
42-foot commercial fishing vessel catches fire off the coast of Oregon(US Coast Guard)
Published: Jun. 18, 2022 at 9:05 AM PDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2022 at 9:06 AM PDT
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TILLAMOOK COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) - U.S Coast Guard crews responded to a fire on a 42-foot commercial fishing vessel off the coast of Manzanita Beach in Oregon early Saturday morning.

USCG said they received a distress call at around 6:30 a.m., about 2 miles West of Manzanita Beach. One person on board was rescued from the water by a Good Samaritan, transferred to a USCG crew and brought to shore with no medical concerns.

The boat burned down to the waterline and according to USCG, and drifted to about 1 mile West of Nehalem Bay State Park. It continues to smolder as of 2:46 p.m. Responders are continuing to monitor.