A boat was ablaze at sea off the coast of Nanaimo, leading to a marine rescue of those who had been on board. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin                                A boat was ablaze at sea off the coast of Nanaimo, leading to a marine rescue of those who had been on board. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

A boat was ablaze at sea off the coast of Nanaimo, leading to a marine rescue of those who had been on board. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin A boat was ablaze at sea off the coast of Nanaimo, leading to a marine rescue of those who had been on board. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Boat catches fire, leading to rescue at sea in Nanaimo

Emergency services responded to location near Morningside Drive at 10:25 a.m. Thursday

A boat was ablaze at sea off the coast of Nanaimo on Thursday morning, leading to a marine rescue of those who had been on board.

Canadian Coast Guard, Nanaimo Port Authority and emergency services responded to a boat fire off of Fillinger Crescent in the Hammond Bay-Neck Point area at 10:25 a.m. Thursday.

A boat was fully engulfed in flame. A witness said three people were in the water but were rescued and transported to the dock at the Pacific Biological Station, and were headed to hospital from there.

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