View Full Version : Sydney Boat Fires

22-07-2009, 08:41 PM
Hey Guys,

Has everybody seen the boat fires in Sydney.

Watch the video footage here.


It's amazing how quick it spread and took out multiple vessels.

Very scary.



23-07-2009, 11:12 AM
Good reason to review the insurance, scares me whenever I have to have someone work on my boat in the marina. Bad enough losing yours, but imagine the other owners or their insurers looking to you to cough up several million.:o

23-07-2009, 11:24 AM
in one of the TV scenes, there is a person on one of the boats, and it is on fire above his head, don't know if he was trying to get away but was not quick enough or didn't know it was burning or what!

23-07-2009, 11:33 AM
If as it now seems, the fire was started by a worker when he turned on a vaccuum cleaner and fumes in the area ignited; who has to pay up in the end?

One suspects that the insurer of the initial Riv will be chasing the worker who, I hope, had lots of insurance himself! Poor bugger could loose the lot otherwise as he perhaps maybe had not thought fully about the implications of hitting the on switch in a location where fumes where present. Perhaps he was overcome by the fumes himself!

Interesting and time will tell........... Anyone recall precedents of this nature?