Luxury superyacht destroyed by fire in Sydne

“It took so long [to extinguish the fire] because it’s a big ship and we didn’t have access to the yacht itself; It just wasn’t safe to get on board.

“The fuel load on these ships is pretty heavy – fiberglass, plastics, foams, polyurethanes, whatever you would associate with it.” [vessel] of luxury that has accommodation facilities.

Curtain barriers were installed to contain flotsam and firefighting foam.

Curtain barriers were installed to contain flotsam and firefighting foam.Credit: peter rae

Firefighters stayed at the Clarke Road dry dock on Sunday to ensure the fire did not flare up again.

Dewberry said it was too early to say what caused the fire; However, it was not treated as suspicious. The police from the Naval Area Command are still investigating the incident.

The Fire Service works in conjunction with the Port of NSW Authority and the NSW Environmental Protection Agency. Curtain barriers were installed at the entrance to the dock to contain debris from the wrecked ship and any contamination from firefighting foam used to extinguish the flames.

A claims adjuster visited the dock on Sunday to organize salvage of the wreck.

For information to the police or Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.

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