M/Y D’Angleterre Catches Fire in Mallorca

27 August 2019

The 33-meter Bilgin M/Y D’Angleterre caught on fire in Mallorca, Spain, on August 24, Boat International reports.

Videos of the incident show lots of smoke and flames coming from the aft portion of the vessel while she was off Es Trenc Beach on the southern coast of Mallorca. There were reportedly 15 people on board at the time, but no injuries were reported.

Maritime Rescue was alerted at about 3 p.m. and two rescue boats were sent to extinguish the fire. Local media Majorca Daily Bulletin reports that two crewmembers and the captain remained on board until 5:30 p.m.

The vessel ended up sinking five miles south of Cabo Blanco as it was towed to Palma, according to Majorca Daily Bulletin. The flames reignited during the towing, and the vessel remains at a depth of more than 50 meters.

One of the fuel tanks ended up floating in the sea, but it was recovered and there was no oil spill in the area.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Photo from YouTube video