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An incident of an early morning fire that broke out on a live aboard vessel, anchored at Ordnance Bay in English Harbour has been successfully contained with the assistance of ABSAR, The Fire Department, and the Antigua & Barbuda Coast Guard.
Unfortunately, the vessel was lost in the incident, and the lone occupant is currently receiving urgent medical attention at Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre.
In response to the incident, Mrs. Ann Marie Martin, Parks Commissioner of the National Parks Authority, expressed her deep concern for the occupant and emphasized the significance of safety and security within English Harbour.
She stated, “While we closely monitor and investigate the incident at Ordnance Bay in collaboration with relevant authorities, we are committed to learning from it to further enhance the safety, security, and protection of all areas within the Park.”
Mrs. Martin further reassured the public, saying, “We are pleased to report that the fire was contained solely to the vessel in the bay.
Throughout the incident, there was no imminent threat to other vessels anchored at Ordnance Bay.”
The National Parks Authority is dedicated to collaborating with relevant authorities to ensure a safe and successful yachting season.