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S/Y Halcyon Destroyed in Fire in Greece

9 September 2022By Staff Report
Credit: William Farmer

On September 7 around 4 p.m., four vessels caught fire in Gouvia Marina in Corfu, Greece, including 29-meter S/Y Halcyon. A fire broke out on Halcyon and quickly spread to a catamaran, outboard, and a wooden sailboat, according to local media Skai.gr.

Due to wind conditions, the fire was able to spread quickly to the neighboring boats. But more than 15 neighboring vessels were able to be removed from the area, preventing further damage, thanks to the efforts of the Hellenic Fire Service, Port Authority of Corfu, and the Gouvia Marina staff.

Along with towing vessel Ioannis, 19 firefighters and five vehicles were on the scene for extinguishing operations. The fire aboard all four vessels was under control at approximately 10:00 p.m., according to the Fire Service’s Twitter.

There were no reported injuries, and the cause remains unknown. Preventative barriers were placed in case of marine pollution after the incident.

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