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MFB rescue two people after boat fire in the bay

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21 Mar 2015
Firefighters rescued two people after a fire on their boat on Saturday afternoon.

Just after 12.30pm MFB received a call for a boat on fire with two people on-board in Port Phillip Bay near Marker 17 off Station Pier.

MFB Fire Boat 4 responded with MFB Water Way Emergency responders along with support crews. The Water Police and Volunteer Coast guard vessels also attend.

The fire was contained to electrical wiring in the engine compartment, a Volunteer Coast Guard vessel assisted with towing to Ann St Pier Williamstown, where the vessel was examined by MFB crews using Thermal Imaging equipment before being declared safe allowing the vessel to be surveyed by a marine mechanic for damage.

No injuries of the two occupants were reported.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 3
Other units: 3

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 12

 

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