No one was injured when a cabin cruiser caught fire this evening after a small explosion occurred. The cabin cruiser sustained extensive damage.
It was around 6.30pm when the cabin cruiser caught fire at the Yacht Yard at Manoel Island. Security guards immediately called for assistance and four fire engines arrived with the fire crew controlling the flames immediately.
There was no one on board the cabin cruiser Melide when the fire broke out, which probably started from the engine room. It was at the yard for repairs and in fact the back part of it was covered.
Police officers from the Sliema police station are investigating.