ASTORIA, Ore. – Coast Guard crews responded to a boat fire approximately 10 miles from the coast of Long Beach, Wash., Monday Aug. 31, 2009. Coast Guard Group/Air Station Astoria received a call at 4 p.m. from a crewman aboard the 60-foot fishing vessel Portlock reporting that the vessel was on fire. The two crewmembers aboard Portlock were able to relay coordinates to a Coast Guard watchstander before abandoning ship into a liferaft. (U.S. Coast Guard video/Petty Officer 3rd Class Kelly Parker)
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