Reports have surfaced of an incident that occurred at around 02:00 local time at the Marmaris Marina, Turkey. According to comments emerging via social media, two superyachts were ablaze.
SuperyachtNews.com spoke with the associated marina and can confirm that the reports are true and that the affected superyachts are the 73m Lurssen M/Y The One and the 52m Romeo Marine-built M/Y Barbie.
While Marmaris Marina representatives refused to offer further comment, with regards the extent of the damage or the cause of the fire, an online source close to the issue has suggested that the conflagration could have been the result of an explosion caused by an electrical installation. At the time of writing there were no reports of injuries.
M/Y The One
Over the course of four hours, four individual fire fighting teams were able to bring the blaze under control. Fire fighters are now reportedly attempting to pump water from the vessels to ensure they do not sink.
The extent of the damage to the yachts is as yet unknown, but SuperyachtNews.com will provide further information as and when it becomes available.