Dubai Marina boat fire doused, no one hurt

The boat on fire at Dubai Marina on Wednesday evening. (Picture by eyewitness)

A restaurant boat docked in Dubai Marina Yacht Club went up in flames on Wednesday evening.

The yacht was the property of the yacht rental company Waterworld, confirmed a spokesperson of the company.

According to Dubai Civil Defence, nobody was injured in the fire, which was reported at 7.30pm and was brought under control within 8 minutes of the arrival of Civil Defence firefighters.

The total number of people on the boat at the time of the incident is unclear.

The site of the fire was behind the Dubai Marina mosque next to Byblos, where nothing more than the skeleton of the luxury yacht remained at the end of the evening.

The yacht is a three-story luxury vessel used for sightseeing cruises during the day, and buffet dinner parties during the evening.

The marina’s walkway was partially blocked, and people had gathered to watch the yacht go up in flames.

‎Dubai Marine Yacht Club has said it would send out an official report of the incident later today.
 


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A restaurant boat, Water World, was on fire in Dubai Marina on Wednesday evening.

Civil Defence personnels and ambulances reached the site of the fire.

(Picture by eyewitness)

The total number of people on the boat at the time of the incident is not yet known.

The fire was noticed at about 7.30pm by neighbours.

The site of the fire is behind the Dubai Marina mosque next to Byblos.

(Picture by eyewitness)

The marina's walkway was blocked and the whole area was logjammed.

Ferry boarding was closed and the area was cordonned off. Firemen were still trying to douse the blaze at the time of filing this report.

‎Shivali Singh who was on the scene of the fire spoke to Emirates 24/7, saying: "The walkway to the jetty was cordoned off as Civil Defence tackled the fire.  No one knows here if somebody was on the boat but there were ambulances on the scene. Hopefully no one was hurt."

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