– Fleet – Classic sailing yacht catches fire in Corfu


Another addition to the growing list of yacht fires so far this year…

A classic 29m sailboat, Halcyon, originally delivered in 1929, caught fire after a fire broke out on board another yacht moored in Gouvia Marina, Corfu. The fire started yesterday afternoon and it is reported that in addition to the original yacht where the fire started, three other yachts were also engulfed in the spreading flames.

The blaze was initially fought by five fire engines and 15 firefighters, along with a firefighting vessel. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and is not known at this time.

The clip below is from a Corfu-based newspaper which published video of the fire in the marina.

Halcyon was originally delivered by a British shipbuilder called Vosper Thornycroft, whose presence in shipbuilding was mainly seen during the 1900s.

This latest report adds to the continued number of yacht fires recorded this year, as well as other incidents such as reported yacht sinkings.

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Vosper Thornycroft Ltd.

Does more need to be done to investigate why so many yacht fires have happened this year?

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