The 20 meter long tugboat Chief caught fire while berthed in the port of San Diego, California. The fire started near the galley and quickly spread through the decks and wheelhouse. Local Firefighters were alerted and were able to extinguish the blaze in 30 minutes. Reports state that one person was staying on board at the time of the fire. Firefighters found his body in the vessel’s wheelhouse. The tug sustained some $300,000 in damages. The fire was under investigation.