The Coast Guard responded to a boat fire Thursday morning off the coast of Jonesport, Maine.
Steve Carver, the owner of the 32-foot lobster boat Bigger Dirls called watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England from shore shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday to report that his boat was ablaze at its mooring in Hopkins Point Marina. No one was aboard Bigger Dirls at the time.
A Coast Guard boat crew responded to fight the fire, and was later joined by the Jonesboro Fire Department, which arrived aboard the lobster boat Mama’s Monkey.
After the fire was extinguished, the boat was towed by a good Samaritan to shore at Hopkins Point Marina. The Coast Guard is investigating the incident.
Bigger Dirls was victorious in the Diesel E (336-435 horsepower, 24-33 feet) race at the Boothbay Harbor lobster boat races on on June 18.