PASSAMAQUODDY – Two people were rescued after their boat caught fire Friday afternoon in Passamaquoddy.
Marine officer Brian Brodie rescued Cookie Aquaculture employees Brett Newman and Patrick Blair both of Campobello after he spotted the two paddling a life raft.
Brodie said Newman and Blair had been aboard a 40-foot lobster-style boat supplying feed for Cooke’s Sites in the bay when it caught fire.
According to the two, they noticed smoke and then flames from the engine room. They deployed the life raft and were found by officer Brodie approximately 5-minutes later about a mile from shore near Todd head in Eastport.
According to officer Brodie, neither man was injured and both were wearing a life jacket.
They were transferred to a Cooke Aquaculture Vessel.