June 2, 2014 1:33 pm

Boat fire near Harwood Island prompts ferry assisted rescue

Submitted, Alf Gaudet

A BC ferry had to come to the rescue of a prawn boat after a fire broke out on board between Harwood Island and Powell River.

The Queen of Burnaby heard a distress call at 7:30.

When it arrived on scene, another fishing vessel was already assisting the lone person on board the prawn boat.

He had to abandon the boat into the fishing vessel when the fire got out of control.

The ferry launched a rescue boat, which took him from a fishing boat and onto the ferry.

The coast guard arrived shortly, and the ferry resumed its route.

No one was hurt.

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