Super yacht caught fire, $ 7.5 million dissipated in smoke
A superyacht moored in the southwest of England suddenly burst into flames on May 28, sending huge plumes of black smoke and toxic gas into the sky.
Police and firefighters said the 26-metre-long Princess yacht, anchored in the town of Torquay in Devon, England, had “completely burned down”.
Currently, the rescue force is focusing on controlling about 8,000 liters of diesel oil, which has the potential to cause environmental pollution. Therefore, local authorities have evacuated all areas and waters around the fire.
“Due to the large amount of smoke and smell, we ask residents in the area to close their windows and doors during this time. People are advised to stay away from the area, the beaches are being cleaned by police to ensure safety,” Reuters quoted a statement from Devon and Cornwall County police.
According to police, no one was injured in the fire and the owner of the superyacht has not been released.
Torquay town is a resting place for many people because many schools are giving students a midterm break. This area is also a favorite tourist destination of many tourists when the summer comes.
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