SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — The U.S. Coast Guard received a report of a generator fire aboard the Motor Vessel Paul R. Tregurtha, a 1,013 foot bulk carrier freighter, at 4:20 a.m. Monday.
The vessel master reported the fire extinguished at 5:30 a.m. and stated that there were no injuries or pollution, and all 23 crew members are accounted for. The ship is carrying 68,200 tons of coal, 124,000 gallons of fuel, and 88,000 gallons of caustic soda.
The Coast Guard dispatched resources to monitor the situation and to conduct a Marine Casualty Investigation into the cause of the incident.
The motor vessel Paul R. Tregurtha was anchored near Point Iroquois, in Whitefish Bay.
The Coast Guard cleared the motor vessel Paul R. Tregurtha in Lake Superior for transit to her next port of call for repairs, Monday evening.
After the generator fire was extinguished earlier this morning, Coast Guard Marine Inspectors commenced a marine casualty investigation and cleared the vessel to transit to their next port of call for repairs.
The investigation is ongoing. No injuries or pollution were identified.