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Boat burns in Grenada!!!!!

This morning a boat caught fire in Prickley Bay Grenada... a new 80 foot Jongert super yacht...



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Re: Boat burns in Grenada!!!!!

Wow.... quite the series of photos, Mark.. do you know if it was a carbon rig?

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Re: Boat burns in Grenada!!!!!

Pretty sure it was a carbon rig as it seemed to bend in the lower thrid first then buckle. I think it was carbon.
The bend in the mast started after the mainsheet severed. so it was the weight of the boom thats done the mast... you can see that in the photo (but you cant really see that the boom is outboard on the starboard side)

Hull is aluminum. thats why its survived so long.
Its still burning now, and aflots. makes me wonder if it happened at sea that the crew shuoldnt stay as close as they can to the hull, wait for it to burn out and get back aboard?!

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Nice photos. where are all the fire fighters?

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Re: Boat burns in Grenada!!!!!

Ouch. That's painful to watch. However, great photos dude!


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Nice photos. where are all the fire fighters?
The Coast Guard's fire pump doesnt work at the moment (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Rescue 1 said he might go buy one for his rescue boat

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However, great photos dude!
Thnaks Cannon 40D does 9 frames per second.. so the mast falling down I have it moment by moment.

Cruisers have offered the crew accomodation, clothes etc

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Those poor, poor people. What a tragic loss. So sad.
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Hull is aluminum. thats why its survived so long.
Its still burning now, and aflots. makes me wonder if it happened at sea that the crew shuoldnt stay as close as they can to the hull, wait for it to burn out and get back aboard?!
Aluminum can burn or at least melt if it gets hot enough.. and the heat would probably affect all the the through hulls before that point.

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