The 65 foot fishing vessel Jennifer C suffered an explosion and fire while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico off Port Mansfield, Texas. The Coast Guard was alerted by an emergency beacon and dispatched an aircraft to the scene. The aircraft spotted the vessel as the crew fired flares into the air. The aircraft was able to drop a portable marine band radio to the crew on the Jennifer C. The crew of 4 reported they were uninjured and were able to extinguish the fire. However, the Jennifer C was disabled and had water ingress in the bilge. The Coast Guard dispatched vessels to the scene. Luckily, the Jennifer C was taken under tow by another fishing vessel until a Coast Guard cutter arrived. No details reported to the cause of the explosion.