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Boat in O.C. Catches Fire, Sinks


By Meg Hasken

OCEAN CITY, Md.– A 50-foot privately owned boat caught fire Saturday afternoon and eventually sank, according to Ocean City Fire Department officials.

There were seven passengers aboard the boat when it caught fire around 3 p.m. in the area of 8th street, officials said. The United States Coast Guard, Maryland Natural Resources Police and Tow Boat USA were also on the scene.

The O.C. Fire Department said the passengers were picked up by a nearby charter fishing boat and were reported with no injuries. Although the fire department extinguished the fire, the boat could not be towed back to shore as it took on water and eventually sunk about a quarter-mile off shore.

The incident is currently under investigation by the United States Coast Guard.

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