Newport’s Fire Boat Rescues 3 From Burning Vessel

Earlier today, the City’s Fire Boat was called on to respond to a vessel fire roughly 2 miles south of Point Judith.

Shortly after 11 a.m., Newport Fire Crews were dispatched through choppy seas for a report of a fishing vessel that had caught on fire.

Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard Station Point Judith assisted Newport Firefighters by transporting 3 crewmembers from the 40-foot burning fishing boat in Narragansett Bay safely to shore. By just after 1 p.m., the boat began to take on water and subsequently sank to a depth of approx. 105-feet.