Photo: Sturgeon Bay Fire Dept
The 158 meter long, 19,414 dwt self-unloading bulk carrier Alpena caught fire on Lake Michigan while berthed at a shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The fire started in the stern section just above the engine room and quickly extended into the superstructure. Local firefighters arrived on scene and were able to bring the blaze under control. No reports of injuries. The Alpena sustained significant fire damage and required multiple weeks for repairs before it can go back into service. Reports state the Alpena was undergoing a five year inspection.