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  1. #1
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    Default Mallorca 108ft boat fire

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-Mallorca.html

    Blimey! Insurance premiums up again next year then!

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    Default Re: Mallorca 108ft boat fire

    3rd boat fire in as many weeks around Mallorca, worth checking your fire extinguishers & proceedures, often forgotten!

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    Default Re: Mallorca 108ft boat fire

    Last year I did an STCW course as the USA won't recognize my UK one.

    Most of the participants were in their 20 hoping to find super yacht jobs and had paid for the course themselves.

    The standard of training was appealing compared to the UK courses and they would/are badly prepared for on board emergencies. At the time this train facility was affiliated with my company, now maybe the time to have the USCG inspect the trainers.

    Likewise I would not want to be on one of my ex company vessel in any emergency...

    PW
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    Default Re: Mallorca 108ft boat fire

    Quote Originally Posted by PilotWolf View Post
    Last year I did an STCW course as the USA won't recognize my UK one.

    Most of the participants were in their 20 hoping to find super yacht jobs and had paid for the course themselves.

    The standard of training was appealing compared to the UK courses and they would/are badly prepared for on board emergencies. At the time this train facility was affiliated with my company, now maybe the time to have the USCG inspect the trainers.

    Likewise I would not want to be on one of my ex company vessel in any emergency...

    PW
    Did you mean ‘appealing’? Or did you mean to type ‘appalling’? I’m just hazarding a guess here...
    Semper aliud

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    Default Re: Mallorca 108ft boat fire

    Quote Originally Posted by john_morris_uk View Post
    Did you mean ‘appealing’? Or did you mean to type ‘appalling’? I’m just hazarding a guess here...
    An appealing hazard would be rather appalling
    Jerk of all Trades Master of None

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    Default Re: Mallorca 108ft boat fire

    I want to know where that 'virgin' beach is in the Mail report ... and how can they tell?
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    Default Re: Mallorca 108ft boat fire

    The Adriano one seemed to be a 40 ish foot sports boat

    As per Facebook ( so may not be accurate ) it had issues / stopped. Skipper opened engine hatch / room door and it then exploded giving him 80% burns.

    A reminder that air feeds fire. I have no idea of course Of the symptoms he saw before opening the hatch but I think unless we had evidence of fire most of us would open up to see what was going on. I might think twice now and look at the camera instead

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    Default Re: Mallorca 108ft boat fire

    Quote Originally Posted by john_morris_uk View Post
    Did you mean ‘appealing’? Or did you mean to type ‘appalling’? I’m just hazarding a guess here...
    Some of the other trainees were quite appealing but the course was appalling!

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    Default Re: Mallorca 108ft boat fire

    and yesterday the Qatari royal family 'lost' 3 Superyachts, including Constellation in a yard fire...

    https://www.ibinews.com/qatari-royal.../34673.article

    There does seem to be a fair few S/Y fires this year.

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    Default Re: Mallorca 108ft boat fire

    Quote Originally Posted by jrudge View Post
    The Adriano one seemed to be a 40 ish foot sports boat

    As per Facebook ( so may not be accurate ) it had issues / stopped. Skipper opened engine hatch / room door and it then exploded giving him 80% burns.

    A reminder that air feeds fire. I have no idea of course Of the symptoms he saw before opening the hatch but I think unless we had evidence of fire most of us would open up to see what was going on. I might think twice now and look at the camera instead
    The Adriano one was a Princess 266 Riviera. Then there was also a fire on a Sunseeker 92 Sport Yacht with an x-boxer on it for charter. Nothing major happened to SS at least from the outside.

    Then we had a Riva in Porto Cervo - http://www.poweryachtblog.com/2019/0...-in-porto.html
    A Giorgi in Ancona - http://www.poweryachtblog.com/2019/0...n-fire-in.html I think with the exception of Mapis none would know what a Giorgi is.
    Illiterate British boaters which only know three brands I guess,

    Magnum 45 in Porto Ercole = http://www.poweryachtblog.com/2019/0...-in-porto.html
    I hope some know what a Magnum is. Sunseeker stole the emblem by the way

    And then this 34 meter in La Maddalena http://www.poweryachtblog.com/2019/0...ire-in-la.html

    Yes this season was on fire. To say the least.
    Last edited by PowerYachtBlog; 28-08-19 at 08:26.

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