Nine people were rescued by other boats in the Hatteras charter fleet after their vessel caught fire last week.
The fire started Thursday around 3:30 p.m. on the Twisted Tuna, a 47-foot Buddy Davis-built boat, while they were 19 miles southeast of Hatteras Inlet.
The Predator and the Brother’s Pride assisted the six passengers and three crew members before the blaze consumed the boat. What caused the fire is not yet known.
“I can’t thank Capt. Darrin Callahan, his crew and his charter of the vessel Brothers Pride enough for their professionalism and timely response in our time of need,” Twisted Tuna Capt. Glenn Stultz posted on his Facebook page. “The Lord surely guided Darrin and his crew to our rescue.”