On September 28, 2001, the domestic high-speed vessel Seastreak New York was en route from Highlands, New Jersey, to New York, New York, with 198 passengers and 6 crewmembers on board. As the vessel passed Sandy Hook Point, New Jersey, about 0630, a fire broke out on the No. 3 engine in the starboard engineroom. Flames forced the deckhand who discovered the fire to flee the engineroom. Access hatches, ventilation, and fuel for the main engines in the starboard engineroom were secured. The fixed CO2 fire suppression system was then activated. The Seastreak New York proceeded to a nearby Coast Guard Station, using its port engines, and disembarked its passengers without incident. Local firefighters arrived on board at 0700. By 0730, a firefighter entered the engineroom and found that the fire had been extinguished by the CO2 suppression system. There were no personal injuries as a result of this fire, but the resultant damages were estimated at $81,000.