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Investigation launched after Abu Dhabi Marina Yacht Club blaze

Senior official calls on yacht owners to abide by public safety rules to avoid such incidents in the future

Investigation launched after Abu Dhabi Marina Yacht Club blaze
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Investigations are underway to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed moored boats at Abu Dhabi Marina Yacht Club on Monday.

No deaths were reported after the fire broke out in two boats and engulfed six others in the marina, news agency WAM reported.

It added that firefighters managed to stop the flames from spreading to the 211 boats and 23 jet skis in the area.

Lt General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, visited the site to oversee the emergency procedures, WAM said.

Major General Jassem Mohammed Al Marzouqi, the general commander of Civil Defence at the Ministry of Interior, called on yacht owners to abide by public safety rules to avoid such incidents.

Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the fire, Lt Colonel Abdul Jalil Al Ansari, director-general of Abu Dhabi Civil Defence added.

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