VALDEZ - A powerful explosion destroyed a commercial fishing boat in Valdez Wednesday night.
According to the Coast Guard it happened around 8:00 p.m. on the fishing boat "Fireman"
The only man on board walked off on his own and was taken the hospital to get checked out.
Allie Henderickson, the public information officer for the City of Valdez, said "it's still floating but everything above the hull of the boat is destroyed. The superstructure is lying on its side and there is debris all along the sidewalk and in the water."
There are no signs of pollution, but as a precaution the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit in Valdez is working to boom off vessel.
|from the linked story at www.ktuu.com|