Bodies recovered after marina fire

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Divers recovered two bodies from fire debris at a marina in Bellingham, Wash.

They have not been officially identified, but police told the media that the families of Jim Langei and Sterling Taylor have been notified.

They lived aboard a 42-foot boat that burned in a fire on March 30 at the Squalicum Harbor boathouse. Investigators believe the couple was trapped aboard a burning boat that sank during the blaze.

The fire destroyed much of a dock at the Bellingham marina. It was difficult to fight because of its size, and crews didn't have a fire boat, fire department assistant chief Roger Christensen said.

There was no early indication of the fire's cause, according to reports.

As many as 10 vessels were in the private boathouse at the marina at the Port of Bellingham when the fire was reported about 5:30 a.m. Flames had spread to several boats when firefighters arrived and eventually the roof collapsed. No firefighters were injured.

The boathouse and the vessels were a total loss.

Click here for the full article.

Related

NMMA Confirms Industry Growth

NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said the boating business grew 12 percent last year during yesterday’s virtual State of the Boating Industry address.

Newport Show Dates Announced

Organizers are planning for an in-person Golden Anniversary edition of the show Sept. 16-19.

Quick Hits: March 5, 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers names Brunswick Corp. CFO Ryan Gwillim to its Board of Directors.

Caught Red-Handed

Two commercial fishermen were jailed for possessing an illegal haul that included 100 undersized lobster tails, which is a felony. Also, fisheries management gets new funding.

Bennington Expands Operations

The pontoon builder plans to add jobs at its new facility in Elkhart County, Ind., and increase manufacturing output.

KVH Industries Names CFO

Longtime telecom financial executive Roger A. Kuebel assumes the position that COO Brent Bruun had held in an interim capacity.