A team from the US Coast Guard spent Saturday night fighting a big fire aboard the self-discharging bulk carrier St Clair in Oregon, Ohio, just outside Toledo.
The fire was reported in the evening at the port of Toledo, and the coast guard and firefighters from eight local departments responded to the blaze. The laker, which regularly hauls taconite, coal and limestone from the Twin Ports, was moored at the CSX Torco terminal for winter layup and repairs. No one was aboard, and the ship had no cargo on it.
No signs of pollution have been detected and the fire was out by Sunday morning.
~~ sad day for #boatnerds today as the American Steamship Co. owned
M/V St. Clair caught fire last evening at the Port of Toledo during her #winterlayup
Photos by USCG@BigBoatsMKE @BoatChaser11 @lcaships pic.twitter.com/X1TSoZ6vfm
— On Lake Michigan (@LakeMichigangr8) February 18, 2019