Tag Archives: F/V Norton Sound

Norton Sound: Arson ruled out, authorities trying to locate the owner

Authorities Thursday were still attempting to untangle a complicated web of ownership details linked to a fire-gutted boat that smoldered for several days over the weekend near Seaport Village in the San Diego Harbor, but investigators ruled out arson as the cause of the flames. What started the fire, which began Friday morning aboard the Norton Sound, was still undetermined Thursday, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokeswoman Monica Munoz said. The blaze was fully knocked down Sunday, but investigators were unable to probe its origins until mid-week. The next step in the clean-up effort will be to move the Norton Sound,,, But locating the owner has proven difficult. click here to read the story 15:04

Fire-damaged fishing vessel in San Diego Harbor continues to smolder

A fire that tore through a docked commercial fishing and research ship near Seaport Village continued to smolder Saturday. The blaze initially erupted for unknown reasons inside the 120-foot Norton Sound at about 9:30 a.m. Friday. It was unclear if anyone was aboard the vessel when the fire broke out. Firefighters initially battled the flames from inside, finding no victims, but were ordered to pull out because of the intensity of the fire inside the boat after about a half-hour. The fire seemed to mostly burn itself out, then flared up again later in the day. The interior of the vessel continued to burn throughout Friday and into early Saturday. click here to read the story 15:01

BREAKING: Multi-alarm fire erupts on fishing vessel docked in San Diego Bay

A fire on a 120-foot fishing vessel billowed smoke over the San Diego Harbor area early Friday. Crews from U.S. Coast Guard San Diego, San Diego Harbor Police, and San Diego Fire responded to the multi-alarm fire at 750 North Harbor Drive near G Street, around 9:30 a.m. The fire was contained to the vessel “Norton Sound” as it was docked in the bay. No injuries have been reported and crews are working to determine if anyone was on the ship when the fire began. The blaze began as a two-alarm fire, before growing to a three-alarm fire and forcing firefighters off the vessel. Video, photos, click here to read the story 15:01