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Marco Island boat fire: Feb. 18, 2012

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Robert Streisel/Submitted
On 02/17/2012 at 12:06 pm Marco Island Police Officers were dispatched to a boat rescue / fire call in the area of Caxambas pass. Upon arrival, Officers found the boat to be completely engulfed in flames behind the Dela Park condominiums, 1020 S. Collier Blvd. The vessel's owner and his passenger were located at the neighboring condo.  The vessel owner stated that he had just left the Caxambas Park boat ramp after obtaining fuel, and after travelling a short distance smelled fumes and then engine area exploded. The vessel owner stated he attempted to extinguish the flames with an onboard fire extinguisher with negative results. When the flames became too intense, they decided to obtain flotation devices and abandon ship for their safety.

Robert Streisel/Submitted On 02/17/2012 at 12:06 pm Marco Island Police Officers were dispatched to a boat rescue / fire call in the area of Caxambas pass. Upon arrival, Officers found the boat to be completely engulfed in flames behind the Dela Park condominiums, 1020 S. Collier Blvd. The vessel's owner and his passenger were located at the neighboring condo. The vessel owner stated that he had just left the Caxambas Park boat ramp after obtaining fuel, and after travelling a short distance smelled fumes and then engine area exploded. The vessel owner stated he attempted to extinguish the flames with an onboard fire extinguisher with negative results. When the flames became too intense, they decided to obtain flotation devices and abandon ship for their safety.

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On 02/17/2012 at 12:06 pm Marco Island Police Officers were dispatched to a boat rescue / fire call in the area of Caxambas pass. Upon arrival, Officers found the boat to be completely engulfed in flames behind the Dela Park condominiums, 1020 S. Collier Blvd. The vessel's owner and his passenger were located at the neighboring condo.  The vessel owner stated that he had just left the Caxambas Park boat ramp after obtaining fuel, and after travelling a short distance smelled fumes and then engine area exploded. The vessel owner stated he attempted to extinguish the flames with an onboard fire extinguisher with negative results. When the flames became too intense, they decided to obtain flotation devices and abandon ship for their safety.
  • Capt. David Baer, Marco Island Police Dept.
On 02/17/2012 at 12:06 pm Marco Island Police Officers were dispatched to a boat rescue / fire call in the area of Caxambas pass. Upon arrival, Officers found the boat to be completely engulfed in flames behind the Dela Park condominiums, 1020 S. Collier Blvd. The vessel's owner and his passenger were located at the neighboring condo.  The vessel owner stated that he had just left the Caxambas Park boat ramp after obtaining fuel, and after travelling a short distance smelled fumes and then engine area exploded. The vessel owner stated he attempted to extinguish the flames with an onboard fire extinguisher with negative results. When the flames became too intense, they decided to obtain flotation devices and abandon ship for their safety.

Two people escaped a boat fire Friday near Marco Island. Marco police officers were dispatched to a boat rescue/fire call in the area of Caxambas Pass. Officers found a 2001 27-foot Rinker to be completely engulfed in flames behind the Dela Park condominiums, 1020 S. Collier Blvd. The boat’s owner and his passenger were located at the neighboring condo.

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