Crews knock down research ship fire
Electrical fire on Dorado Discovery research ship
Last Updated: 66 days ago
SAN DIEGO - A fire onboard a ship at the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal has been knocked down.
The 2nd-alarm fire was reported below the deck of the research vessel Dorado Discovery at about 2:38 p.m. Sunday near the 800 block of Terminal Street, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Crews reported it as knocked down shortly after 3 p.m., a dispatcher said.
According to the Port of San Diego, the fire was electrical and there were no chemical spills into the bay.
The ship's crew members were able to put out the fire before firefighters arrived by using carbon dioxide.
"Another good thing is we didn't need to use any water to fight the fire," a port spokeswoman told 10News. "The crew was able to use carbon dioxide to put out the fire, so that meant there were no water discharges into the bay either."
Crews are now ventilating the ship. All 31 people who were on board the 320-foot ship at the time of the fire were able to get out safety.
The ship, which is based in Scotland, arrived Wednesday and is using the terminal as a base while it conducts mineral research off the coast of Mexico. It is supposed to stay until Oct. 16, but that date may be pushed back due to the fire.
No injuries were reported.
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