The Coast Guard rescued 14 passengers after their tour boat caught fire on the San Francisco Bay, authorities said.
At approximately 5:27 p.m. Sunday, the Coast Guard received a call from a San Francisco Duck Tour boat after smoke was spotted coming from the engine compartment while underway along the San Francisco waterfront, Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart said.
The Coast Guard launched a 45-foot response boat from Station San Francisco, and a Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station San Francisco. The San Francisco Fire Department also launched a fire boat to assist.
When the Coast Guard and fire department arrived on scene, all passengers were wearing personal flotation devices. The fire suppression system onboard the tour boat had been activated by the vessel's operator, she said.
The rescue boat crew took 14 of the passengers to Pier 52, and a vessel salvage company, West Star Marine, towed the tour boat back to Pier 52. There were no reported injuries. The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of fire.
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