Fire aboard Bering Sea trawler extinguished

A fire that forced the evacuation of a factory trawler in the Bering Sea 136 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor late yesterday has been extinguished, and the ship is headed back to the port this evening. The blaze started in the laundry room of the Pacific Glacier, and burned for almost half a day before the ship’s crew was able to get it under control. There have been no injuries or deaths reported among the more than one hundred people onboard at the time.

Charles Homans, KIAL – Unalaska