A bilge fire has resulted in a destruction of a fishing boat. The accident left three men dead and another three injured.
According to the Rescue Care operations director Garrith Jamieson, the blaze occured at about 14:30 on Thursday. Firefighters were trying to put out the fire all night. The cause behind the fire is unknown.
“Rescue Care paramedics on the wharf side assessed many of the workers and took three of them to a nearby hospital for further treatment,” also Garrith Jamieson added.
“Rescue workers made the gruesome discovery around 02:00 this morning. Six people were found aboard the fishing vessel. Three of them had unfortunately passed away due to the injuries they had sustained,” Jamieson said.
The three fishermen were treated on the scene and transported to a hospital on Thursday afternoon by Rescue Care Paramedics.
The fire is under the police investigation.