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Published: 9/18/2011 - Updated: 2 years ago


Jet Express ferry catches fire, evacuates passengers

A fire broke out aboard a Jet Express catamaran ferry as it approached the Put-in-Bay harbor on South Bass Island Saturday, but no injuries were reported, a police dispatcher said. The fire was reported at 5:30 p.m., Cpl. Ryan Stone of the island police department said.

Smoke comes from below the gangplank on the Jet Express as it is docked at Put-in-Bay, Ohio, Saturday.  The fire was reported as the vessel was about a quarter mile from Put-in-Bay. A full load of passengers were aboard, and they disembarked safely as smoke and flames could be seen under the gangplank. Enlarge Smoke comes from below the gangplank on the Jet Express as it is docked at Put-in-Bay, Ohio, Saturday....
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Smoke comes from below the gangplank on the Jet Express as passengers, crew members disembark in Put-In-Bay under the watchful eyes of police and fire officials Saturday. Enlarge Smoke comes from below the gangplank on the Jet Express as passengers, crew members disembark in Put-In-Bay under ...
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Police from Put-In-Bay, Ohio, assist at the gangplank during a fire on the Jet Express Saturday. Enlarge Police from Put-In-Bay, Ohio, assist at the gangplank during a fire on the Jet Express Saturday.
PHOTO COURTESY OF KELLY FARIS
Smoke comes from below the gangplank on the Jet Express as it is docked at Put-in-Bay, Ohio, Saturday. Enlarge Smoke comes from below the gangplank on the Jet Express as it is docked at Put-in-Bay, Ohio, Saturday.
PHOTO COURTESY OF KELLY FARIS


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