A cargo ship off the coast of Alaska was spotted burning lithium-ion batteries. (Part-1)

In Anchorage, Alaska The U.S. Coast Guard said Saturday that a large cargo ship with a fire in its hold is being kept 2 miles outside of an Alaska port while trying to extinguish it.

The guard's Alaska district said that the 19 crew members of the Genius Star XI, which was transporting lithium-ion batteries from Vietnam to San Diego, were unharmed.

Wisdom Marine Group, ship owner, claimed cargo hold No. 1 caught fire on Christmas Day.

To prevent an explosion, the crew released carbon dioxide into the hold and sealed it.

The Coast Guard was notified of the fire early Thursday morning by ship crew. The Coast Guard diverted the 410-foot cargo ship to Dutch Harbor.

One of the nation's largest fishing ports in Unalaska, an Aleutian Islands town 800 miles southwest of Anchorage.

Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Mike Salerno told The related Press that the Genius Star XI was barred from approaching shore to “mitigate risks associated with burning lithium-ion batteries or toxic gasses produced by the fire” after arriving Friday.

There will be rain in the morning in cities like Miami and Fort Lauderdale as a result of a different storm system that is moving across the Florida Peninsula. However, by the time the evening commute rolls around, the rain will have stopped.

“The city's primary concern is protecting our community members' health and safety, the environment, fisheries, and commerce,” Unalaska acting city manager Marjie Veeder stated.

Watch this space for further developments.