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Fire on Board Passenger Vessel Safari Spirit

Executive Summary

A fire broke out on the aft deck on board the passenger vessel Safari Spirit while the vessel was docked at Pier 9 of Fisherman's Terminal in the Ballard area of Seattle, Washington, on April 27, 2012, about 0100 local time. The vessel was off charter but soon to start its seasonal cruising schedule in Alaska.

Probable Cause

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the fire aboard the passenger vessel Safari Spirit ignited due to unknown causes and was accelerated by the flammable materials stored on the aft portion of the main deck.

Accident Location: Seattle , WA    
Accident Date: 4/27/2012
Accident ID: DCA12LM016

Date Adopted: 7/3/2013
NTSB Number: MAB-13-12
NTIS Number:  

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