The yacht off Es Trenc on Saturday.

24-08-2019

Fifteen people were rescued on Saturday afternoon from a luxury yacht that was ablaze off Es Trenc beach.

The Coastguard was alerted at three o'clock to the fire on the 33-metre D'Anglaterre. Two crew members and the captain remained on the yacht until half five, two emergency Coastguard boats having gone to the scene.

A firefighting plane was brought in to help to put the fire out. There were no injuries. The cause of the blaze is, as yet, unknown.

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Brenda Damphousse / Hace over 2 years

I was next to the burning yacht from noon until early morning. Not one helicopter was seen. The airplane didn’t show up until at least 6 or 7 pm. Everyone remained in the beach. One salvamento maritimo Boat (the orange ones) showed up, with attempts of water hiding the fire. In fairness I don’t think there is much that can be done once fibreglass and diesel ignite, especially to this extreme. The toxic gases were disturbing. I wish it was documented correctly and makes me wonder just how valid is the news we receive is.

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