Positive Energy superyacht engulfed by inferno while in US Virgin Islands
The $2.5m (£1.75m) superyacht Positive Energy has been gutted by a blaze while moored in the US Virgin Islands. The fire happened when the vessel was docked at the Yacht Haven Grande marina on the island of St Thomas.
A team of firefighters, police and employees from the West Indian Co Ltd and Norwegian Cruise Lines fought to tackle the inferno that took several hours to put out as smoke billowed across Charlotte Amalie Harbour. No one was injured in the fire it was confirmed by local fire chief Oral Wheatley.
According to local news sources the US Coast Guard helped tow the yacht to a more remote location, where fire crews attempted to contain the blaze.
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Acting governor Osbert Potter, said: “By containing this fire to the one vessel where it apparently started we averted what could have been a tragedy and, most importantly, no one was injured.”
Positive Energy was designed to sleep seven guest and has three large staterooms. The yacht had been put up for sale in 2014 with a $2.35m (£1.65m) asking price.