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Emergency Services rush to scene of boat fire in Glenarm

Emergency Services rushed to the scene of fire onboard a 23m tug boat, docked in Glenarm Marina on the East Antrim coast.

The alarm was raised around 5pm on Wednesday evening (27 January) when fire broke out in the engine room of the vessel Afon Lligwy whilst it was secured on a jetty in the Marina.

HM Coastguard dispatched crews from both Larne and Portmuck, who were accompanied by the volunteer crew of RNLI Redbay.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) dispatched multiple units to the incident.

Two Fire Appliances from Larne, one from Carnlough, a specialist Marine Response Team from Whitla Fire Station, the Specialist Rescue Team from Central Fire Station, and a Command Unit from Kilrea. Approximately 43 firefighters attended the scene.

NIFRS Group Commander Barry Ross commented:

“Firefighters wearing Breathing Apparatus were committed to confirm the fire on-board was extinguished and to ventilate to ensure safety of the vessel. The cause of the fire has been determined as accidental ignition.

“The incident was resolved at 19:40”.

Crews from the Coastguard and RNLI Redbay who assisted during the incident.


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