Fire damages tug at Norfolk shipyard

Fire damages tug at Norfolk shipyard

Credit: Wil Sloan, 13News

A Norfolk fire truck at Colonna's Shipyard

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 6:06 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 18 at 6:09 AM

Colonna's Shipyard tug fire

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NORFOLK-Crews working on a tug in drydock at a Norfolk shipyard sparked fire early Tuesday, firefighters said.

Firefighters were called to Colonna's Shipyard on E. Indian River around 1:00 a.m. to fight fire on the tugboat Pamlico.

The tug, which is from Morehead City, NC, has been in drydock for four-to-six weeks, said fire department spokesman Capt. Mike Hicks.

The fire started as workers were cutting a hole in the deck, he stated.

It took about an hour for the fire to be brought under control in part because there wasn't a convenient source of water, so firefighters had hook about 1,000 feet of supply line to a hydrant about outside the yard.

No one was hurt.

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