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Powerboat destroyed by fire in Lower Estate

- owner calls for full investigation
The power boat on fire at Lower Estate on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Photo: Team of Reporters
LOWER ESTATE, Tortola, VI- A powerboat was completely destroyed by fire in the wee hours of Sunday, March 28, 2021, in Lower Estate.

According to reports reaching our news centre, the boat destroyed was a 1992 32ft Marjah boat.

The owner of the vessel has reportedly called for a 'full investigation' into the incident.

Our newsroom was told that the owner of the boat was awakened around 1:00 am to the news that his boat was on fire at Lower Estate.

He reportedly rushed to the location where his worst fears were confirmed.

The vessel was completely destroyed by the time Fire and Rescue Services arrived on the scene.

Both Fire and Rescue Services and the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force are said to be conducting investigations with the aid of CCTV evidence.

21 Responses to “Powerboat destroyed by fire in Lower Estate”

  • Surgeon General (29/03/2021, 12:18) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
    cigarette smoking is hazardous to your health
  • Mishaps (29/03/2021, 12:55) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    Maybe he left something on....
  • One word (29/03/2021, 13:30) Like (14) Dislike (7) Reply
  • robber man (29/03/2021, 13:50) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    west man
  • ..... (29/03/2021, 14:04) Like (1) Dislike (12) Reply
  • pat (29/03/2021, 14:18) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just ask the streets yall
  • Hmm (29/03/2021, 16:35) Like (48) Dislike (5) Reply
    Get them off the Gov't street! Sorry to say, but this boat thing on these side walks is a cause for concern!
    • Agreed! (30/03/2021, 14:18) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Numerous trailors on the sidewalk through Baughers force pedestrians into a dangerous busy road, there should be fines for parking up on the pavement.
    • Agree (30/03/2021, 14:25) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      All these private thing need to be on private land ... road all jam up with container, boat, wreck car
  • Hmm (29/03/2021, 16:56) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    A LIT person burn down another LIT person boat. Both people will be find. LIT people issues!
  • Well (29/03/2021, 16:59) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    is they stop taking water. that would be a great help
  • Fire Fighter (29/03/2021, 17:22) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hmmmmm. Lot of spontaneous combustion happening on these boats in these Virgin Islands these days.
  • wow (29/03/2021, 17:30) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Ask your “wifey”
  • CRAZY IF YOU ASKED ME (29/03/2021, 21:51) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    The fire truck took forever to reach and look where they are from the scene. When I called them they said they got a call already and they too 15 minutes after my call to get there. That boat maybe wouldn't have been fully destroyed if they had gotten there fast enough. Plus someone deliberately set that boat ablaze
  • WELLLLL (29/03/2021, 22:31) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Before you buy these expensive boats, make sure you have somewhere secure you can park/store your boat. Honestly, if there was no insurance on the boat, he have to eat the lost. They will never find out who did it.
  • Well Sir (30/03/2021, 15:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This just d bineging of sorrows
  • hut (31/03/2021, 17:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

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