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Luxury yacht damaged by fire at Ras Al Khaimah marina

Yacht reportedly caught fire at Al Hamra Marina when a blaze erupted at the bridge area and spread to the whole upper deck

Luxury yacht damaged by fire at Ras Al Khaimah marina

A luxury yacht was severely damaged after catching fire at a marina in Ras Al Khaimah.

The yacht called Moon caught fire at Al Hamra Marina when a blaze erupted at the bridge area and spread to the whole upper deck, according to reports.

Yachting websites said the accident, which happened on Wednesday, was reported to local authorities and the vessel was towed to the anchorage to ensure safety of the marina and other yachts.

After more than an hour the fire was extinguished with no reported injuries. An investigation into the cause of the accident is reportedly underway. The extent of the damage is being assessed.

Luxury yacht Moon has overall length of 35m, has a wooden hull and was built in 2000 by Turkish shipyard Eser Yat.

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