Fire breaks out on fishboat

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

A lucky escape for a pair out boating near Active pass, after a fire broke out onboard.

Dan Bates with the Coast Guard says it’s important everyone else on the water steer clear of the vessel,which is sending huge plumes of black smoke up into the air.

“Two people on board and their dog were recovered by a nearby vessel of opportunity. And at the moment we have a vessel from the RCMP, the cutter from Ganges from the Canadian Coast Guard and a hovercraft from the Canadian Coast Guard’s base at sea island.”

Bates says  it appears there are no injuries.

The 3pm Spirit of British Columbia ferry  to Swartz Bay was temporarily diverted to help with the rescue, but has been told to stand down.

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