Fishing Vessel Fire Caused By Welders

A fire aboard the 101-foot fishing vessel Patience as work was being done on it Tuesday in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is believed to have been caused by welders, according to an article on

Welders working in the vessel’s wheelhouse sparked the fire, said Charley Quinn, the boat’s owner, who also said he couldn’t estimate the damage.

Heavy smoke was billowing from below deck for about 30 minutes as the vessel was docked at the EPA facility in the North End of New Bedford Harbor.

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