Losses estimated at over US$ 3 million following yacht fire at marina

The time when Fort Lauderdale Fireboat 49 went towards a burning yacht at Bahia Mar Yachting Center, the firefighters looked at flames which soared over fifty feet into the night sky. They also saw millions and millions of property being destroyed.

Speaking about Wednesday night’s blaze that damaged 2 luxury vessels berthed at 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Tim Heiser, the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Deputy Chief, told that it burned very hot, it was very smoky and very dangerous conditions because it was pretty much zero visibility.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue fire marshal Jeffrey A. Lucas said that they believe that this is really accidental, and are waiting on some information that would confirm that.
Well, the fire sprang up aboard Journey, which is a 68-foot Fairline fiberglass yacht valued at US$ 3 million and is a real loss, stated Captain Ron Tetreault, who is also the lead investigator for the fire marshal’s office.

Docked along with it was Star, a hundred and fifteen foot Kingship Marine made of steel, said Tetreault. Valued at US$ 14.5 million, it has a figured US$ 300000 in damage to its hull. Both these boats were made in the year 2008. They were tied up along with each other at the Dock H835 in the marina’s north-east corner.

The boat was brought together by fire vehicles from the station, which is less than a quarter-mile from the gated marina. Fort Lauderdale police marine patrol officer rescued 2 staffers off the aft of the Star

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