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  1. #1
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    Default Fire in Sparkes Marina

    C pontoon, West End.
    Emergency vehicles are in attendance, hopefully nobody injured.
    Flames / smoke appear to be blowing in a direction away from FP, which is something.

    Preventing the fire from spreading will be a challenge.



    Last edited by FlowerPower; 09-10-19 at 08:44.

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    Default Re: Fire in Sparkes Marina

    Link here:

    https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/cr...rina-1-9099928

    Two boats have sunk, unknown how many others have been damaged.

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    Last edited by FlowerPower; 09-10-19 at 10:25.

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    Default Re: Fire in Sparkes Marina

    I hope FP is OK David?

    Commiserations to those that have lost property and above all hope nobody was injured or worse.

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    Default Re: Fire in Sparkes Marina

    Quote Originally Posted by rafiki_ View Post
    I hope FP is OK David?
    Commiserations to those that have lost property and above all hope nobody was injured or worse.
    FP is fine (B-Pontoon), but C-Pontoon is mess - it's closed off, and oil slick containment booms have been deployed.
    Several hundred gallons of diesel are floating around in the Marina.
    "No Smoking" signs have been put up.

    The first boat on fire was a really smart looking older boat, not sure exactly what type, similar to an Aqua Star 33.
    That boat and it's neighbour have burnt to the waterline and sank in the Marina.
    The sailing boat a couple of boats down is badly burnt.
    Another boat is slightly damaged.

    It's not going to be easy to sort everything out, but nobody was injured as far as I know, which is the most important thing.
    The Marina did a good job of keeping owners informed.

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    Last edited by FlowerPower; 09-10-19 at 23:12.

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    Default Re: Fire in Sparkes Marina

    Unlikely that the diesel will combust. Needs a fair amount of compression, or really fierce igniter. Good news on FP, and commiserations for all those affected.

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    Default Re: Fire in Sparkes Marina

    Oh dear, so sorry for the owners.
    I hope the insurers do the right thing by all.

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