Yachts set alight in shipyard blaze in Turkey’s Antalya
“The blaze started inside a yacht and it swept through the shipyard, spreading to another yacht that was brought in for maintenance and repair. Many teams rushed in. The fire was put out by the quick response of the teams,” said Zeki Gürses, general manager of the Antalya Free Zone Inc., which operates the special trade and manufacturing area.
The yachts, with lengths of 25 and 30 meters, and a boat 10 meters in length were burned, and the total financial damage was estimated to be at $40 million, it has been reported.
Water tenders of the fire department and the forest directorate were used alongside the water cannons of the police in an hour of efforts to extinguish the fire.
Shipyard workers were quick to move away the vehicles under construction and inflammable chemicals.