Boat Fire off the Old Broadwater

Contributor: Rachael Thomas
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Updated: 4/10 2:52 pm
At about 3 p.m. on April 9th, the Biloxi Fire Department received a report of a boat fire located approximately two miles south of the old Broadwater Marina. Marine-1, the city's 27-foot Boston Whaler fire boat, was dispatched from its slip at the Biloxi Small Craft harbor, within minutes.

Marine -1 arrived and found a 55 foot yacht (Slow Motion) and a B.M.R. boat standing by with the occupants of the stricken vessel aboard.

An evaluation of the vessel determined that there was a fire in the engine room; another firefighting crew was called from station #4 on veterans Ave. to asset in the firefighting efforts.

An aggressive attack was made on the fire and the fire was extinguished in about 15 minutes. The incident required the response of six firefighters and one fire boat, there were no injuries and the cause was determined to be a mechanical malfunction.

Damage was light and the vessel was towed back to Point Cadet Marina.

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