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Homer Boat Burns at Port and Harbor

Photo Courtesy of Homer Port and Harbor/Harbor officer Mike Lowe

A fishing vessel burned in the Homer Port and Harbor early Thursday morning, Nov. 4. Harbor Master, Bryan Hawkins says the vessel was a total loss.

“It was reported as an explosion and fire. It was aboard a 32-foot fiberglass commercial fishing vessel. It was called in by a private citizen. [A] Harbor officer also called it in shortly after 1 a.m., in fact the call was 1:03 a.m. The fire department responded very quickly as did other additional harbor staff,” said Hawkins.

The Linda Kay was docked at D float, near the Salty Dawg Saloon, Hawkins said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no reports of injuries or damage to other vessels or harbor facilities.

Hawkins said the owners of the boat live in Anchorage and fish in Bristol Bay.  They have been notified. He said the vessel was insured. The boat was pulled out of the water and placed in a boatyard on Thursday.

Daysha Eaton holds a B.A. from Evergreen State College, and a M.A. from the University of Southern California. Daysha got her start in radio at Seattle public radio stations, KPLU and KUOW. Before coming to KBBI, she was the News Director at KYUK in Bethel. She has also worked as the Southcentral Reporter for KSKA in Anchorage.