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Firefighters tackle smouldering boat

Fire service (File photograph)

A sailboat sustained smoke and heat damage after it was spotted smouldering in Riddell’s Bay, Southampton, yesterday.

A statement by Sergeant Delton White of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, said officers responded to the incident shortly after 7am.

The statement read: “The Fire Service responded with one vehicle staffed with four firefighters. Two men dressed in full protective gear entered the boat and opened the doors and hatches to assist with ventilation before continuing the search for the source of the smoke.

“There were no visible flames found but the interior of the boat suffered smoke and heat damage,”

The service thanked boatman Andrew Marshall for assisting firefighters to gain access.

No injuries were sustained, and the cause of the incident is under investigation.