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

Kent Fire and Rescue Service

A man in his 50’s has been taken to hospital believed to be suffering with flash burns and hypothermia, following a boat fire off St Mary’s Island, Chatham Maritime, on…

Fire on ARC yacht Pauline af Skanör in St Lucia. Credit: WCC/Clare Pengelly

Fast action from nearby Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) crews helped save a boat from sinking, when fire broke out aboard the 1982 Swan 76 ketch Pauline af Skanör, in…

Altricia heat damage

A restored classic yacht which was a feature boat at this year’s London Boat Show is back under the care of Mylor Yacht Harbour’s marine team after suffering fire damage.…

Firefighters tackle the fire at Deacons Boatyeard. Credit: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters are investigating the cause of a blaze which damaged a chandlery building at a Bursledon boatyard last night.

Carrybridge RNLI

The 25ft Bayliner burnt itself out and sank into shallow waters close to the shoreline on Upper Lough Erne, County Fermanagh

Fire engines attending the Lymington boat fire

A Mayday call was made when a fire broke out aboard a 28ft classic wooden motor boat on the Lymington River.