Transportation Safety Board investigating engine room fire on Canadian vessel docked in Windsor

U.S. Coast Guard responded to the engine room fire Sunday afternoon, while the 195-metre Tecumseh was near Zug Island on the Detroit River. 

The U.S. Coast Guard first responded on Sunday to the engine room fire

The Tecumseh bulk carrier is currently moored in Windsor, Ont. (Transportation Safety Board of Canada/Twitter)

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team to investigate an engine room fire that began on a Canadian bulk carrier on the Detroit River. 

The TSB said it will "gather information and assess the occurrence."

According to a Monday media release, the U.S. Coast Guard responded on Sunday to an engine room fire that began on the Canadian cargo vessel Tecumseh.

It happened at approximately 2 p.m., while the 195-metre boat was near Zug Island on the American side of the Detroit River. 

The Coast Guard diverted its Bristol Bay vessel to the scene. A separate boat and a helicopter were used to assess the situation. 

The Tecumseh eventually drifted into Canadian waters, where a firefighting team boarded and extinguished the blaze overnight Sunday, after all of the Tecumseh's 16 crew members disembarked and were evaluated by local EMS. 

A TSB spokesperson confirmed that the Tecumseh is anchored in Windsor.

The U.S. Coast Guard worked with the Canadian Coast Guard, as well as Transport Canada and the Windsor Harbour Master to coordinate response efforts. 

The 195-metre Tecumseh was near Zug Island on the U.S. side of the Detroit River. (@BrendacBenoit/Twitter)

The U.S. Coast Guard will also coordinate any investigation into the cause of the fire. 


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