Update: Police Investigating Yacht Fire

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has launched an investigation into the circumstances that led to the fire which destroyed a yacht yesterday, March 6.

The yacht went up in flames off the coast of Virgin Gorda, between Collision Point and The Dogs, according to the local force.

Speaking with BVI Platinum News, Diane Drayton, Public Relations Officer of the force confirmed that the incident was attended to by the local marine branch of the force.

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(PLTM) - She further confirmed that all persons on-board the vessel, including the captain, were safely transported from the boat.

She added that no injuries were sustained.

Article Published March 7 - Passengers Safe

Persons who were on board a luxury yacht that went up in flames at sea, were reportedly transported safely and unharmed to Scrub Island.

The yacht went up in flames off the coast of Virgin Gorda yesterday, Monday, March 6.

Information regarding the burning vessel is still sketchy at this moment.

BVI Platinum News spoke with Phil Aspinall of the Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR), who noted that passengers left the boat at their own will after noticing the fire was out of control.

He also noted that the vessel was badly damaged and beyond salvaging.

In contact with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, BVI Platinum News was informed that details relating to the matter are still unknown at this point.

“I have no information other than a report of a boat fire. I may have more information after this morning's meeting. I can say nothing more until then,” said Diane Drayton, Public Relations Officer of the local force.

Details will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

Article Published March 6 - Yacht On Fire

A luxury yacht went up in flames at sea, off the coast of Virgin Gorda on Monday, March 6.

Information regarding the burning vessel is still sketchy at this moment, and BVI Platinum News has not yet confirmed if anyone was injured.

More details would be provided as soon as it becomes available.

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