Fishing Boat Catches Fire, Sinks in Newburyport

The Hit List, a 42’ sportfishing boat, sank in the Merrimack River off Newburyport after catching fire on Friday. The boat was raised by members of TowBoatUS and towed to Yankee Marina.

According the Newburyport News, the fire broke out on the boat as it was moored at the wharf near the harbormaster’s building, at about 5:30 p.m. as the crew was unloading a bluefin tuna. No one was injured.

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