Fire destroys eight boats at Abu Dhabi Marina Yacht Club, investigation begins

No deaths have been reported

Investigations are underway to determine what caused the fire at Abu Dhabi Marina Yacht Club on Monday, officials have said.

The fire broke out at dawn in two boats and engulfed six other moored boats in the marina, official news agency WAM reported.

Abu Dhabi Breakwater firefighters managed to stop the flames from spreading to 211 boats and 23 jet skis in the area.

No deaths have been reported.

The United Arab Emirates’ deputy Prime Minister and minister of the Interior General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan also visited the site to oversee the emergency procedures.

The general commander of Civil Defence at the interior ministry Jassem Mohammed Al Marzouqi said nine teams were deployed to control any material damage.

He also called on yacht-owners to abide by public safety rules and avoid such incidents, reported WAM.