Engine-room fire burns Marquette tugboat at Port Arthur

(PORT ARTHUR, Texas) — A fire that started in the engine room heavily damaged a tugboat in the Intracoastal Waterway, the Beaumont Enterprise newspaper reported. All four crewmembers escaped injury when the blaze spread in the Marquette Transportation vessel. It took the Coast Guard and firefighters 12 hours to put out the fire.

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By Professional Mariner Staff