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Luxury Yacht on fire in Virgin Islands waters

The luxury yacht on fire of The Dogs near Virgin Gorda on March 6, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
It is not clear to this newsroom at this time how the fire started on the luxury yacht in Virgin Islands waters. Photo: Team of Reporters
It is not clear to this newsroom at this time how the fire started on the luxury yacht in Virgin Islands waters. Photo: Team of Reporters
An aerial shot shows the vessel on fire in the backgound of the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport. Photo: Team of Reporters
An aerial shot shows the vessel on fire in the backgound of the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport. Photo: Team of Reporters
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- At about 3:45 PM today Monday March 6, 2017 a luxury Yacht was seen by our newsroom on fire off The Dogs, close to Virgin Gorda, in Virgin Islands waters.

Details as to the cause of the fire and the owners of the vessel are unknown at this time.

The boat fire has been confirmed by Coordinator of Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR), J. Phil Aspinall.

“It’s at The Dogs. Everyone is off and safe,” Mr Aspinall told Virgin Islands News Online, adding that he did not have all the details.

We will update our readers as more information becomes available.

20 Responses to “Luxury Yacht on fire in Virgin Islands waters”

  • one eye (06/03/2017, 17:04) Like (17) Dislike (11) Reply

    wow insurance again?

  • Just saying (06/03/2017, 17:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I just saw this
  • Me (06/03/2017, 17:43) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    wow that's something !!!!!glad all is ok
  • wize up (06/03/2017, 18:11) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    All state!!!!
  • hawk man (06/03/2017, 18:22) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    have fun insurance
  • SMH (06/03/2017, 18:24) Like (15) Dislike (5) Reply
    People always quick to talk crap. It could have been something serious and potentially fatal. Why must it be insurance? Glad everyone is safe.
    • wize up (06/03/2017, 20:48) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
      @ SMH: what make you so right(some of us presume that it could be Insurence) while in BVI some of us are certainly entitled to our opinion: we not in Moscow or China(live and let live)
      • wized up (07/03/2017, 08:22) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply

        FIFY " we not in Moscow or China or the US (live and let live)"

        Oh yeah, ya got to say "CHI-na" with your mouth all p*$$ed up...

  • Jack B Nimble. (06/03/2017, 18:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It look like a rocker hit that.
  • Lord o (06/03/2017, 19:40) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Insurance give so much problem to pay for your vehicle and your health when you need them. Now they going to pay a kool million with no problem..
  • pay up (06/03/2017, 20:10) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    the government need to pass a law if oil spill in the sea from this they need to pay
  • bring in the Feds (06/03/2017, 20:12) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    BVI police do not know how to investigate this type of crime.
  • ..... (06/03/2017, 22:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    They were only making a movie
  • Clearly (07/03/2017, 22:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This all comes down to business as usual again...
  • Ferry Godfather (08/03/2017, 13:41) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Just another reason the BVI Port Authority needs a fireboat.
  • Afu (08/03/2017, 19:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ouch!
  • True Story (12/03/2017, 17:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I know the owner which put a substantial amount of $$$ into upgrades and repairs. I can assure you collecting on insurance was not part of the plan. No shortage of charters or funding.


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