The 87 foot WPB USCGC Brant (WPC-87348) has suffered a fire while berthed in Gulfport MS. Two were aboard, but there were no injuries.
This is the CCGD8 news release:
NEW ORLEANS – Members from Gulfport Fire Department and a Coast Guard member extinguished a fire aboard Coast Guard Cutter Brant, which was moored in Gulfport, Mississippi, Wednesday.
At approximately 5 a.m., two Coast Guard members who were aboard the cutter became aware of the fire, located on the port-aft area of the vessel, and took initial actions to put out the fire using an on board fire extinguisher.
Members from Gulfport Fire Department arrived on scene at 5:05 a.m. and extinguished the fire.
The two Coast Guard members on board the vessel were evaluated by emergency medical services and have been released.
“We are thankful no one was hurt in the fire,” said Cmdr. Zachary Ford, the head of the response department at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans. “Without the quick response and actions taken by the Gulfport Fire Department, this incident could have been much worse.”
The cause of the incident is under investigation.
Below is a photo of a sister ship, USCGC Crocodile. I understand this started as an electrical fire in the engineroom.
And some say the CG has enoughsailors, yah sur. A local fire department had to come to the rescue. Sad.
It is standard operation procedure when you are in port, to call the fire department. Their is probably only 2 people on duty at the time of the fire. This not uncommon for a WPB in port.
did two pbs, calling local fd standard ops.
I apologize. Many times there are a good reasons why something is done.
matter of fact as an inport eow on a wmec calling local fd also standard ops.