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Yachting Boating World: An investigation is now underway after a boat exploded in a marina in Ibiza, leaving two people in a critical condition in hospital.

 

The Ports De Balears in Ibiza are investigating to try and find out why a small boat exploded into flames at Marina Ibiza.

Five people were on board at the time on the incident on 24 July.

According to witnesses, the 23-foot boat had just refuelled when the explosion happened.

A  woman is reported to have suffered burns to 90 per cent of her body, while a 36-year-old man has 80 per cent burns. Both are receiving treatment at a specialist burns unit in Valencia.

Another man suffered a burnt arm and two other people were treated for smoke inhalation.

A jet-ski was also engulfed in flames when the explosion happened. Firefighters were called and put out the blaze.

The Ports de Balears has opened an investigation to find out the cause of the explosion.

All the victims are believed to have come from Valencia.

See article at Yachting Boating World

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Yachting & Boating World: A man was rescued yesterday after a fire broke out in the early hours on board a wind farm support vessel

 

A crewman had to be rescued after a fire broke out on board a wind farm support vessel off the coast of Yarmouth yesterday morning.

The boat, Norfolk Tern, made contact with the Humber Coastguard shortly after 8am to notify them that a fire had stared in the vessel’s starboard engine room.

One of the six crewmembers suffered smoke inhalation as a result of the fire and was taken to hospital by the RAF Wattisham search and rescue helicopter.

The remaining crew were able to get the blaze under control and return the boat to shore.

A number of emergency services were waiting at South Quay for the arrival of the boat, including police, fire fighters, paramedics, coastguards and lifeboat crews.

Humber Coastguard watch manager Bev Allen, told EDP24: “All six on board this vessel managed to quickly bring the fire under control, but one member of the crew was in need of medical attention after showing signs of breathing in too much smoke.

“The standby vessel Vos Discovery also provided excellent support in transferring oxygen for the injured person.”

Read article at Yachting & Boating World – click here

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