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19 yachts totally destroyed in dramatic boatyard fire

Photos by DD Peter Paul Coleiro.

01 February 2018

Last night the Civil Protection Department responded to a major fire in a private boat yard in Naxxar. 19 boats and yachts were involved in the fire, with Civil Protection personnel managing to prevent the fire from spreading further. The operation lasted over 7 hours involving 4 officers, 14 fire fighters, and 8 fire appliances. 180,000 litres of water and 7,000 litres of foam were used to bring the incident under control.

The police said that there were no injuries.

A man who was on site said boat owners were seen crying in the boatyard as months of hard work went up in smoke.