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Wednesday, 06 November 2013 16:02

Fire destroys explorer yacht Kahu

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A fire at East Cowes Marina on the River Medina, seems to have completely destroyed the Nordhavn 76 explorer yacht Kahu.

Isle of Wight council issued the following statement: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is attending a large boat fire at East Cowes Marina on the River Medina. Over 30 fire fighters are tackling the blaze which was reported just after 1pm today (Tuesday). Justin Harden, Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service incident commander, said: “Although we have now brought the fire under control, it remains a complex incident and we anticipate being on site for some time. We are working with a number of partner agencies, including the Environment Agency which is managing the environmental impact of the fire. We advise residents to keep windows and doors closed because of the smoke and request that people stay away from the scene while we continue to deal with the incident.”

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