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Motor Yacht fires at new high

The 35 m Motor yacht Moon, built in 2000, caught fire at the Al Hamra Marina, Ras Al Khaimah, U.A.E, this week and looks to be gutted.

The extent of the damage is yet to be confirmed, but the footage itself shows that a significant portion of the vessel has been destroyed.

It seems likely that this incident will result in Moon becoming a total loss to her owner. No casualties have been reported.

To prevent the fire spreading she was tugged out to sea in order to prevent any further damage to vessels in its vicinity, or indeed the marina itself.

There has undoubtedly been an upturn in the number of yacht fires in recent times with eight reported losses, almost five more than the average.

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