Shrimp boat burns 3 miles at sea
3 crew members abandon ship, wait for JFRD boat to arrive and put out fire
NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. – An 80-foot shrimp boat heavily damaged by fire Wednesday night remains anchored 3 miles east of the mouth of the St. Marys River.
Three crew members onboard were able to get into a lifeboat when they first noticed the fire and were not hurt. The fire was eventually doused by a Jacksonville Fire-Rescue fire boat.
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the fire and will be working with the owners of the “MC Johnson” to salvage the vessel.
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