NTSB: Engine-Room-Only Fuel Shutoff Valves Let Fire Spread

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fuel shutoff valves outside the engine room might have stopped a fire that destroyed a shrimp boat after an explosion off Louisiana last year, federal investigators say.

Other shrimpers saw the smoke and rescued all four people from the Master Dylan. But the $300,000 boat was a total loss, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report issued Tuesday.

The report said one of the boat’s two generators exploded while the crew was shrimping off Port Fourchon about 7:45 a.m. on Dec. 1. The boat was registered in Louisiana

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