Lobster Boat Catches Fire, Sinks off Ipswich, MA


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Boston.com: A 28’ wooden lobster boat caught fire and eventually sank Friday morning [Nov. 6] off the Ipswich [MA] Town Wharf, according to police.

The boat’s captain was hauling lobster traps when he noticed a fire had broken out on board and called the U.S. Coast Guard for help. He then put on an emergency suit, took supplies and a portable radio in a waterproof bag, and jumped off the boat, police said. He used buoys to stay afloat while he waited for help to arrive.


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