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General Land Office officials are investigating a shrimp boat that exploded while docked near Seadrift in the predawn hours of Saturday.

About 3:30 a.m., the explosion was reported, said Chief Deputy Johnny Krause Saturday evening.

According to the Coast Guard, the shrimp boat was a 48-foot vessel. An early report to the Coast Guard said about 50 gallons of diesel fuel had leaked into the water.

Krause was unsure about the extent of damage to the boat but said no one was injured and no other vessels were affected.

General Land Office officials are investigating the explosion with the help of the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Detachment in Victoria.

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