The Coast Guard responded to a vessel that caught fire approximately four nautical miles south of Perdido Pass, Ala., on July 27.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 2 p.m. that the charter vessel Hoss Fly III was on fire off the coast of Alabama. All eight passengers aboard were transferred to a good Samaritan vessel. There were no injuries reported.
Sector watchstanders directed the launch of a 45' response boat-medium crew from Coast Guard Station Pensacola, Fla., to assist the Orange Beach Fire Department in the response. The crew arrived on scene at 2:30 p.m., and the fire was extinguished at 2:49 p.m.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.