Firefighters put out fire on coast guard cutter

Firefighters and a US Coast Guard member extinguished a fire which broke out aboard cutter Brant, which was moored in Gulfport, Mississippi, Oct. 18.

According to the coast guard, the fire broke out on the port-aft area of the vessel at approximately 5 a.m.

Two Coast Guard members who were aboard the cutter took initial actions to put out the fire using an on board fire extinguisher and members from Gulfport Fire Department arrived on scene at 5:05 a.m. and extinguished the fire.

The two Coast Guard members on board the vessel were evaluated by emergency medical services and have been released.

“We are thankful no one was hurt in the fire,” said Cmdr. Zachary Ford, the head of the response department at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans. “Without the quick response and actions taken by the Gulfport Fire Department, this incident could have been much worse.”

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

The Coast Guard Cutter Brandt is an 87′ Marine Protector Class coastal patrol boat (WPB) homeported in Gulfport, Mississippi.

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