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$3.8m yacht UAE marina fire caused by electrical fault

35-metre boat moored at Al Hamra Marina in Ras Al Khaimah was insured according it its owner

$3.8m yacht UAE marina fire caused by electrical fault

A $3.8 million yacht was destroyed when a fire engulfed the luxury vessel in Ras Al Khaimah.

The 35-metre boat called ‘Moon’ sank into the water after attempts to extinguish the fire proved unsuccessful.

The boat was moored at Al Hamra Marina in Ras Al Khaimah when the fire started in the upper deck of the boat due to an electrical fault, according to the owner.

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RAK Civil Defence attempted to bring the fire under control, but once the blaze took hold, a tug boat pulled the yacht out to see in order to stop it from spreading.

“The crew is fine, that’s the most important thing,” told the owner told 7Days newspaper. “It has sank to the bottom of the sea offshore and it is still there.”

The owner added that he was relieved that the boat is insured.

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Veronica Chapman 3 years ago

Safety at Sea is the most important priority. Surely all boats whether yachts, tankers, cruisers should all have a classification and Insurance..........