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Yacht Fire at Rybovich
Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2010 7:31 PM
Joined: 01/05/2008
Posts: 65

According to the Palm Beach Post, 104-foot La Diva caught fire on the water near Rybovich in West Palm Beach, Florida, in the early morning hours on Sunday, June 27.

The Palm Beach Post reports that the boat apparently was returning from The Bahamas when the crew on board noticed an exhaust leak and headed to the dock at Rybovich. Fire broke out on board and the crew escaped the vessel once they'd reached shore. Emergency responders arrived and attempted to control the fire; one firefighter was slightly injured.

The damage reportedly was extensive, but no fuel leaks have been reported.

Posted: Monday, June 28, 2010 12:11 AM
Joined: 14/10/2008
Posts: 1

I have pic's and video's if anyone wants to see... as we were on the hard and had a clear view.. can't seem to load them here so send an email to Belinda at  .. 

Posted: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 8:47 PM
Joined: 02/05/2008
Posts: 392

The following is a statement about the fire made by Doug West, president of Rybovich:

M/Y La Diva arrived and tied up outside of the Rybovich Marina in West Palm Beach [Sunday] morning around 0600 with a fire on board.  The vessel was returning from a trip to the Bahamas.  The captain ensured all crew members and guests were accounted for and safely on shore before evacuating the vessel.  The West Palm Beach Fire Department arrived to the scene shortly after the vessel arrived and went to work to control the fire.  There were approximately 3000 gallons of diesel fuel on board which along with the fiberglass construction, made it difficult for the fire department to extinguish the fire.  The boat burned until late in the evening.  Rybovich was quick to surround the vessel with their boom and absorbent material to control fuel and debris.  The boat appears to be a total loss.  There was no damage to any other vessels in the marina.

Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 3:45 PM
Joined: 27/01/2009
Posts: 2

I feel bad for the crew who probably lost most of their worldly goods, but at least they are safe.

Fire on board is possibly a Captains biggest fear.

Posted: Friday, July 2, 2010 1:32 AM
Joined: 01/06/2008
Posts: 1064

mycaptainchris wrote:
I feel bad for the crew who probably lost most of their worldly goods, but at least they are safe.

Fire on board is possibly a Captains biggest fear.

You can just leave the "possibly" off that....

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