A huge fire broke out on the Princess 95 Queen Anna in the Turkish town of Fethiye. The yacht caught fire at approximately 12pm on January 21 during heavy rain.
This dramatic yacht fire is the second in Turkey this month, following the huge fire in Marmaris, that caused extensive damage to The One and Barbie.
Video shows flames and smoke billowing from Queen Anna. Video courtesy of Eliad Hagiladi / Yacht Marine Management and Brokerage
The 29 metre yacht can be seen drifting across the marina with flames and smoke billowing from her superstructure. The yacht appears to be being towed away from the other yachts by a small dinghy. A man on the foredeck of the yacht is aiding with the tow while a crowd of onlookers stand under umbrellas in the rain to watch events unfold.
It is not yet known what caused the fire but fire investigators have launched an investigation. The extent of the damage is also yet to be revealed, but the yacht was towed away from the other boats so that the flames could be extinguished.
Authorities revealed to local media that the ship’s captain, Vladimir Lopata, was taken to hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation. The fire also caused minimal damage to two other yachts in the marina.
The video shows the flybridge and main deck aft on fire, with smoke pouring from the main deck windows suggesting that the fire has spread throughout the yacht.
The one fire
This is the second yacht fire in Turkey this month after The One and Barbie caught fire at the beginning of January
The Princess 95 is a semi-custom series of superyachts built by the British yacht builder in Plymouth.
Queen Anna was launched in 2009 and has accommodation for eight guests in a master suite, VIP and two twin rooms. The yacht is built from fibreglass and features twin diesel MTU 16V 2000 M93 engines and a planning hull.