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Fire Destroys New Sunseeker
Posted: Saturday, May 7, 2011 3:40 PM
Joined: 01/05/2008
Posts: 65

According to the BBC, a new 34-meter Sunseeker burned to the ground while on the hard in Poole Harbour in Dorset Friday night, May 6.

The fire apparently broke out on the flybridge and inside the accommodation space, destroying the vessel completely. No one was hurt and nearby vessels were moved to safety, but it took more than 50 firefighters to battle the blaze.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Read the BBC story here
Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 10:21 PM
Joined: 02/05/2008
Posts: 392

Check out this video of the tragic fire: posted photos of the remains of the vessel. View them here:
Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:29 PM
hi guys seems like is a problem on this boats the fire on the flybridge...on barcelona around 2008 same yard have a brand new 20 mts boat got fire on the fly, they say was a problem with the eletric system for the bbq,anyway lucky nobody got hurt, if you want can check fot the video on youtube(search for fire marina port vell and or incendio marina port vell)2 more boats got the fire, 1 full wrecked th other one very bad!!! bye to everyone and take care of all your systems onboard....even if is a brand new boat
Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011 10:55 AM
Joined: 13/04/2011
Posts: 1

The company I work in is specialised in odor removing, fireproofing and very delicated and specialized clean on M/Y and S/Y, upholstery, textile, leather, ... in Barcelona and Spain and we do regularly work on burnt boats to make complete cleaning and desodorizing ...
The best way to avoid part of fire problems on board is getting all textile on board fireproofed. Fireproofing companies proposes service in all harbours worldwide, in Barcelona for example the company I work in have a special fireproof treatment certified UNE (european laws) and also certified tests by VERITAS acording to IMO Res A688 (bedding components) and A 652 (upholstery furniture).
If any need information or advise do not hesitate to contact me it will be a real pleasure to help.

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