The Victoria Clipper was escorted to Seattle by the Coast Guard after a fire broke out onboard Thursday night.
An electrical fire broke out on the Victoria Clipper ferry Thursday as it carried 223 passengers headed to Seattle from Victoria, B.C., according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
There were no injuries, but the Clipper was escorted from the waters off Port Townsend to Seattle, a Coast Guard news release says.
The Coast Guard was alerted to the situation when it got a call from the Clipper saying there was ‘”an electrical fire on an anchor windlass in a forward space onboard the vessel around 7:16 p.m.,” the release says.
Two Coast Guard vessels, the Dolphin and Terrapin, were pulled away from a training exercise to help, and Washington State Ferries was on standby to send a ferry to take passengers from the Clipper in the event that became necessary, the Coast Guard said.
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