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Gillnet Boat Damaged in Fire, Taken to Ketchikan
A commercial gillnet boat has been delivered to Ketchikan after being damaged in a fire.
KETCHIKAN- A commercial gillnet boat has been delivered to Ketchikan after being damaged in a fire.
The 36-foot Shelo was salvaged Tuesday following the Sept. 3 fire.
The U.S. Coast Guard was informed about the fire later. It says there were two crew members aboard, and they were evacuated from the Shelo.
One reportedly had injuries but the Coast Guard has not been able to contact the crew member to verify.
The boat caught on fire in the upper Nakat Inlet. Before it was taken to Ketchikan, the Coast Guard put boom around it but there was no visible sheen. The Shelo reportedly had 300 gallons of fuel on board.
An insurance company is taking care of the cleanup.