A boat fire at sea

For sailors, there is no hotter topic than fire on board. Sticky Stapylton looks at methods of prevention – and ways of dealing with fire should the worst happen

The remains of a dinghy after a fire on board a yacht

The owner of a dinghy that caught fire while it was being stored onboard his yacht, is warning others to check cabin soles are kept clear of grease or oil

London Fire Brigade boat

Boat owners are being warned not to leave fan heaters on when they are away from their vessels, following a fire at St Katharine Docks marina.