The super luxury yacht explodes in a ball of flames spewing a huge cloud of black smoke into the sky

  • The luxury yacht caught fire while docked on Hamilton Island, Queensland
  • Fire engulfed the ship, sending thick plumes of black smoke into the air
  • Rescue services said the boat would fill with water and eventually sink

A super luxury yacht was completely destroyed in a massive fire after the boat exploded in a fireball, sending huge plumes of black smoke into the sky.

The luxury boat was lying on Hamilton Island in Queensland’s Whitsundays when a fire broke out on board around 10.40am on Monday.

Firefighters were called to the Marina Terrace when a billow of black smoke erupted from the ship.

The luxury yacht caught fire while anchoring at Hamilton Island Marina on the northeastern coast of Queensland.

The luxury yacht caught fire while anchoring at Hamilton Island Marina on the northeastern coast of Queensland.

Flames engulfed the luxury yacht as smoke rose into the air and covered the nearby boats.

Footage showed two people on a rubber dinghy spinning in front of the yacht, desperately trying to put out the flames.

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) were called shortly after the fire broke out and headed to Hamilton Island Marina.

It is understood that no one was on board the luxury boat when the fire broke out and there were no reports of injuries.

A QFES spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that shortly before 3pm the luxury boat was “still on fire” as firefighters continued their attempts to put out the flames.

“The fire was severely affected when emergency services arrived at the site,” a QFES spokesperson said.

“The crew started fighting the fire with a submersible pump, but the boat sucks up the water and looks like it will eventually sink.”

Thick plumes of black smoke billow into the sky as emergency services work to put out the flames

Thick plumes of black smoke billow into the sky as emergency services work to put out the flames

The fire on the luxury yacht has reportedly been contained with no current fears of spreading to nearby boats, although some ships were damaged by smoke and heat.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Hamilton Island is a luxury holiday destination off the coast of Queensland near Airlie Beach.

Ads

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11347341/Luxury-superyacht-explodes-ball-flames-Hamilton-Island-Queensland.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Luxurious superyacht exploding in a ball of Flames on Hamilton Island, Queensland