Update: Boat Fire Investigation Reaches Dead End

Ahreefa Bacchus, Journalist
November 05, 2018 7:05 am AST
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The circumstances surrounding the Monday morning fire which destroyed a charter boat in the vicinity of the East End Harbour remain a mystery, due to a lack of evidence.

In an interview with BVI Platinum News, Fire Chief, Zebalon McLean explained that an investigation has been conducted, but it reached a dead end.

“We did conduct a preliminary investigation, but because the entire contents of the boat were pretty much destroyed, we were not able to ascertain a cause nor the point of origin,” he told this publication.

“It seemed it had been burning a while before fire fighters arrived. There was not any evidence left for us to work with,” he added.

Asked about whether the owner of the vessel was able to indicate whether or not they had any suspicions about the origin of the fire, he revealed that the man is in prison.

“From what I understand, the owner is currently incarcerated,” he related, adding that the man’s family was informed of the incident.

Previous Article Published November 5— Charter Boat Goes Up In Flames

A charter boat went up in flames in the wee hours of this morning, November 5, at the East End Harbour.

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Eyewitness reports say that the fire was noticed at about 4:00 a.m.

The boat was about 500 yards from shore.

The Fire and Rescue Services managed to douse the flame at around 6:00 a.m.

The circumstances surrounding the fire are still unknown.

BVI Platinum News will provide updates as they are provided.
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