Coast Guard, Good Samaritans Rescue Six from Boat Fire Near Ocean City
Saved by the Jacket
The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued six mariners after their boat caught fire approximately 3 miles south of Ocean City, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Maryland-National Capital Region command center received notification via VHF Ch. 16 from the owner of the 54-foot cruiser yacht, No Filter, that a fire had broken out on board and all six mariners were abandoning ship. Several boaters in the area also contacted the command center to notify them that the boat had become engulfed in flames. All six boaters were wearing their lifejackets. No injuries were reported.