NYK Container Ship on Fire off San Francisco, USCG Responds

NYK container fire

The motor vessel NYK Delphinus contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 4:54 a.m., reporting an engine fire aboard the ship.

The ship was en-route from Vancouver to Oakland with 24 crew onboard and no reported injuries.

A Unified Command consisting of the Coast Guard, the State of California, and Resolve Marine is responding to a fire aboard a container ship approximately 50 miles west off the coast of Monterey.

Watchstanders directed the launch of the Coast Guard Cutter Sockeye crew to assess the situation and two Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews. The aircrew arrived on scene at 9:26 a.m., and transferred a dewatering pump to the Delphinus crew.

A Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27 Spartan crew is on scene providing surveillance of the vessel. Resolve Marine contracted five tugboats to assist.

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