Longliner LADY ANNA fire, Honolulu
USCG HONOLULU: Eight people are safe after a rescue and assist team from USCGC Galveston Island (WPB-1349) fought and extinguished an engineroom fire aboard commercial fishing vessel Lady Anna two miles south of Honolulu Harbor, Oahu, on July 21. Watchstanders at Sector Honolulu Command Center overheard a transmission on VHF channel 16 at 1630LT. regarding a fire aboard Lady Anna. Watchstanders established communication with the vessel, directed the launch of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Honolulu and diverted the nearby Galveston Island crew to assist.
Once on scene, the Galveston Island crew reported black smoke billowing from the engineroom. When approaching the engineroom, the team identified flames coming from the generator and utilized a P-6 pump to successfully extinguish the fire.
International crewmembers from the Lady Anna were safely transferred by the RB-M crew to the commercial fishing vessel Sapphire III. No injuries were reported.
The Lady Anna was towed in to Pier 17 by a water taxi after a marine surveyor deemed the vessel seaworthy and not in danger of taking on water or having a fire re-flash.
Long liner LADY ANNA, Callsign WDF7010, length 24 meters, flag USA.