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Engine Room Fire Aboard Cape May-Lewes Ferry

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CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) - No one was injured in a fire aboard a Cape May-Lewes ferry.

The fire broke out in the engine room of the Motor Vessel Delaware, which was docked at the pier in Cape May just before 3 a.m. Friday.

Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Jonas Miller says local fire departments responded and the fire was contained before 3:30 a.m.

Miller says it's believed the fire was electrical in nature. He says inspectors will determine whether the vessel is seaworthy. There are no details on damage.

Two crew members were aboard at the time and they were not injured.

At 8 a.m. Friday, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry reported on social media: "Due to unscheduled repairs the following departures have been canceled for today: 830 a.m. and 12 p.m. out of Cape May and 10:15 a.m. and 145 p.m. out of Lewes. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."

The ferry shuttles passengers and vehicles between Cape May and Lewes, Delaware.

The Delaware River and Bay Authority says the vessel was in first the ferry fleet to undergo major renovations in 1996.

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