A yacht fire reportedly broke out around 4:30 a.m. on April
10 at Marmaris Yacht Marina in the Mugla province of Turkey, killing one person
and destroying three yachts. According to reports, motor yachts White Lady, Cartano, and Passion were
completely burned, while another yacht suffered severe damages.
Local news source Hurriyet
Daily News states that the fire spread to another motor yacht and sailing
boat within a short period of time. A 63-year-old Turkish man, Ekrem Gokce,
died on M/Y Cartano. Turker Demir,
who was also on the yacht, was wounded and taken to the hospital.
Witnesses informed the police immediately. It reportedly
took three hours to tamp down the fire, with firefighters taking precautionary
measures to prevent the flames from spreading to other yachts and the coast
guard extinguishing the fire from the sea.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated, but
reports claim that police suspect arson. According to news agency Andolu
Agency, Billy Clark, 34, and Rosie Patricia Glover, 24, were arrested in
connection with the fire.
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