Crew had to be rescued from the water at Plymouth Sound after their boat went up in flames

Three people were rescued from Plymouth Sound yesterday afternoon when their burning motorboat became a fireball on the water. 

The Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) Marine Unit came to the aid of the three-crew members within two minutes. The fire started at around 2.45pm on Wednesday in the engine of the 27ft motorboat. 

A MDP Marine Unit spokesman told the Plymouth Herald: “We had a vessel on patrol in the area and a launch carrying out training. 

“The key point here is that all three crew were wearing lifejackets and we got them out of the water in two minutes.”

All three crewmembers were unharmed following the incident. 

You can watch footage of the boat fire below:

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