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Originally published January 9, 2012 at 9:50 AM | Page modified January 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Explosion on fishing vessel at Port Townsend

The Coast Guard says there was an explosion Monday morning on board a vessel moored near the Coast Guard Cutter Osprey in Port Townsend.

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PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. —

The Coast Guard says there was an explosion Monday morning on board a vessel moored near the Coast Guard Cutter Osprey in Port Townsend.

East Jefferson County Fire and Rescue says the owner was on board the 56-foot fishing vessel Silver Lady, but he wasn't injured. The cause of the explosion wasn't immediately clear, but investigators believed it was gas-related.

The vessel suffered shrapnel damage and a hatch blew apart, but it didn't take on water.

There was no damage to the cutter.

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