This morning a fire broke out on board the ferry Aurora near Spectacle Island in Boston , Massachusetts.  Spectacle Island is an island in Boston Harbor and is serviced by ferries to and from Boston.

The crew of the Aurora used the boat’s fire extinguishing system to put out the fire but did notify the Coast Guard as well, and they sent out a utility boatcrew.

The five crew members from the Aurora were accounted for and brought safely ashore.  There were no passengers aboard.

The Aurora is now moored at Spectacle Island  to vent its engine compartment.

Ferry fires and other engine malfunctions can be common at sea when vessels are poorly maintained.  If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a ferry accident, vessel fire or other fire-related incident on navigable waters, please contact the experienced maritime lawyers of Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., Accident & Injury Lawyers  for a free evaluation of your case at (713) 364-0723 or via e-mail at [email protected].