A 28-meter luxury yacht caught fire off the coast of the Spanish island of Formentera, on Saturday. All 17 people on board were rescued. However, the ship was completely burned out.
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- The luxury yacht Irmao caught fire off the coast of the Spanish holiday island of Formentera on Saturday.
- All 17 people on board were rescued.
- However, the 28-meter luxury yacht completely burned down.
- The cause of Hell is unknown.
- Onlookers photographed the damaged ship and shared it on social media.
- The ship is said to be owned by Spanish poker player Diego Gomez Gonzalez.
- It was not clear if he was on the yacht at the time of the fire.
- A luxury damper can be rented for the equivalent of as little as CHF 52,000 per week.
Black smoke billows off the coast of the Spanish island of Formentera on Saturday. The reason: a luxury yacht on fire. Footage circulating on social media shows infernos of flames on the 28-meter-long ship.
Sometimes it is not clear why the luxury yacht called “Irmao” caught fire. Many onlookers photographed the damaged ship.
The Coast Guard tows a burning yacht out to sea
According to media reports, there were five crew members and 12 passengers on board. Although the fire quickly spread through the entire boat, everyone on Irmao made it to safety in time. One of the crew members suffered minor burns and subsequently had to be treated in hospital.
The Spanish Coast Guard is said to have responded quickly to the emergency by towing the burning yacht out to sea and helping to put out the flames, according to local media reports. However, the ship was completely burned out.
According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”. The deluxe steamer is said to belong to professional poker player Diego Gomez Gonzalez, also known as “The Lion”. It is not known if he was on board when the fire broke out.
Irmao may have been hired at the time of the fire. According to the “Daily Mail”, the fee for renting the yacht for a week is about 46 thousand pounds (equivalent to approximately 52 thousand francs).
Incidentally, the 34-year-old poker player from Madrid earned his nickname after donning full lion costume to the 2012 European Poker Tour Final Table in Prague.
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