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Originally published Monday, May 20, 2013 at 8:07 PM

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Off Wash. coast: fishing vessel fire reported out

The Coast Guard says an engine room fire originally reported as uncontrolled aboard a 314-foot fishing vessel off the Washington coast has been extinguished. No injuries were reported among the 120 people aboard the Arctic Storm.

The Associated Press

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SEATTLE —

The Coast Guard says an engine room fire originally reported as uncontrolled aboard a 314-foot fishing vessel off the Washington coast has been extinguished. No injuries were reported among the 120 people aboard the Arctic Storm.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn says a sister ship has reached the Arctic Storm about 30 miles off Grays Harbor, Wash., and plans to pick up some crew members. Other good Samaritan vessels in the area have also evacuated crew members. Littlejohn says the crew will be taken to Westport, Wash.

Plans are under way to tow the disabled vessel to Aberdeen, Wash. Littlejohn says it has 188,000 gallons of diesel on board and 66,000 pounds of fish. There are no reports of pollution.

Littlejohn says crew members used a chemical firefighting system and sealed the engine room.

The Coast Guard says the ship is owned by Arctic Storm, Inc. A spokeswoman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

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