According to an eyewitness, 99-foot M/Y Limitless (ex. Da Bubba) caught flames off the coast of Virgin
Gorda in the British Virgin Islands on March 6. Coordinator of Virgin Islands Search
and Rescue J. Phil Aspinall confirmed the fire, which began around 3:45 p.m. at Dog Islands, and that all passengers are safe, reports Virgin
Islands News. The captain and crew reportedly abandoned ship on their own
tender before rescuers arrived to the scene.
“The guests and crew made it to the boat’s tender after
everyone abandoned ship and jumped in the water,” says the eyewitness, who saw
the black smoke from Scrub Island. “All are safe, [but] pretty much lost
everything on board. They are all seeking refuge at Scrub Island Resort and
Right now, it’s unclear how many passengers were on board
and what started the fire, but the eyewitness says, “I think one of its engines
Aspinall told BVI News Online that police are currently
investigating the cause and that, based on his observation, the vessel was
badly damaged and he believes it to be “pretty well gone.” The salvage company
is reportedly pumping water from the vessel.
More details to come as they are available.
Photo: Taylor Lawson