Yacht catches fire in middle of marina
A YACHT was left gutted after a fire at Deganwy marina on Saturday.
Three fire engines tackled the blaze on the Sandpiper of Hamble 14ft craft, which caught light about 3.45pm
One Welsh Ambulance Trust rapid response vehicle also attended the scene, and a person, believed to be the boat’s owner, was checked over by medics but found uninjured.
North Wales Fire Service incident commander Arron Spencer said: “When we arrived there was a well-developed fire. We’ve used one hose reel and two main jets. It took 15 to 20 minutes to get the fire under control.
“It was deep-seated so it caused a lot of damage. A specialist water incident unit from Bangor also attended but was not called into use.”
The mast of the boat appeared to be burnt through, as well as most of the deck and cabin.
Marina officials and fire officers were discussing how to make the mast safe as they feared it may have collapsed.