Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 4 June 2020

Fire crews tackle yacht fire in Dubai Marina

The blaze sent fumes from burning plastic across the district

A fire on a yacht sent fumes billowing across Dubai Marina on Friday morning.

Fire crews tackled the blaze as plastic-smelling smoke drifted across the district.

Onlookers covered their faces as firefighters used tenders and a boat to douse the flames, which at one stage had completely engulfed the vessel.

The boat was anchored at the southern end of the marina near the Sayorah Street bridge.

Workers used a boat and hose to help fire crews shortly before 9am. Crews from the nearby marina station and a maritime rescue unit were at the scene.

Smoke can be seen billowing over the marina in this image taken from The Greens. Courtesy Anton Balchin
Smoke can be seen billowing over the marina in this image taken from The Greens. Courtesy Anton Balchin

Smoke billowed when the water hoses hit, obscuring the vessel and crews and the Jumeirah Beach Residence side of the wharf.

At one stage, the boat was engulfed in flames with black smoke billowing into the air. Firefighters quickly arrived to tackle the blaze. Rory Reynolds / The National
At one stage, the boat was engulfed in flames with black smoke billowing into the air. Firefighters quickly arrived to tackle the blaze. Rory Reynolds / The National

The northern marina walkway was still blocked by police and firefighters at 10am.

In a statement, Emaar, the Dubai Marina developer, said there had been no injuries and that the boat had been taken to a safe location.

Firefighters battled the blaze from the promenade. Emma Deakin/Facebook
Firefighters battled the blaze from the promenade. Emma Deakin/Facebook

Updated: January 26, 2020 10:58 AM

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