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Marine Accident Brief: Fire aboard Fish Tender Logger

Executive Summary

​On July 28, 2018, about 0500 local time, the fish tender Logger caught fire while under way in the Bering Sea off the coast of the Alaska Peninsula, about 55 miles west of Port Moller, Alaska. The crew of three attempted to fight the fire with portable extinguishers; however, unsuccessful, they evacuated to a nearby fishing vessel that had been sailing with them. There were no reports of injuries or pollution. The Logger, valued at an estimated $450,000, eventually sank and was declared a total loss.

Probable Cause

​The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the fire aboard the fish tender Logger likely originated in the engine room from an unknown source.

Accident Location: Port Moller , AK USA Bering Sea, about 55 miles west of Port Moller, 55°54.10’ N, 162°10.59’ W
Accident Date: 7/28/2018
Accident ID: DCA18FM030

Date Adopted: 6/26/2019
NTSB Number: MAB1918
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