Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage
Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage

Fires aboard tanker ship docked at Anchorage port contained after ‘large backfire boom’

Published: November 25, 2022

By Anchorage Daily News

A mechanical malfunction aboard a 600-foot tanker ship docked at the Port of Alaska caused two fires Friday evening and Saturday morning, authorities said. Both fires were quickly contained by the ship’s crew, officials said. No injuries or damage to the port were reported.

The ship was the Hong Kong-flagged Atlantic Lily, the U.S. Coast Guard said Saturday.

Anchorage Fire Department dispatchers responded Friday evening just before 10 p.m. to reports of a “a very, very large backfire boom that everybody heard” at the port, Anchorage Fire Department Assistant Chief Alex Boyd said Saturday.

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