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Old 27-01-2016, 14:00   #1
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3 boats on fire in St Martin

3 boats at a dock are on fire.

New Lagoon 450 total loss as well as 2 power boats.

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Old 27-01-2016, 14:04   #2
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Re: 3 boats on fire in St Martin

Got there before the fire brigade (that's not difficult) and helped with a fire hose but we were a little downwind and the water wouldn't reach.

Fire is at a dock between Island Water World and Lagoonies.

Fortunately no boats close and downwind.



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Old 27-01-2016, 14:10   #3
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Old 27-01-2016, 14:21   #4
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Re: 3 boats on fire in St Martin

Ugh, that sucks
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Old 27-01-2016, 14:22   #5
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Re: 3 boats on fire in St Martin

That's one expensive smoke maker.

Hope there are no injuries.
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Old 27-01-2016, 15:20   #6
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Re: 3 boats on fire in St Martin

I would be very interested in hearing about the cause. If one of you guys to ask around to see what kind of batteries on board each vessel would be enlightening. In incidents like this I wonder what kind of investigation of cause is made? I feel really sorry for the boat owners. Just horrible.
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Nasty, hope no one was caught aboard, boats can be replaced.
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Old 27-01-2016, 15:39   #8
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Re: 3 boats on fire in St Martin

It's scary just seeing a boat on fire. I've witnessed two myself. Hope everyone was safe.
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Old 27-01-2016, 16:41   #9
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Re: 3 boats on fire in St Martin

OK,

Just got the info (direct from a high authority)

A man was working on his gas cylinder and it caught fire badly burning his leg.
That must have been one of the 2 upwind boats.

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Ouch, thats not good to see... everyone safe?
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What is a gas cylinder?
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What is a gas cylinder?
When I wrote that I thought it was a propane gas cylinder, but its believed to be a gasoline (petrol) tank.
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So that is what it looks like to see a million dollars to go in smoke.

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Very sad for all involved. Good to know everyone will live to see another day.
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