By Chris King • 29 June 2021 • 18:44
Boat burns out near Bil-Bil castle beach in Benalmadena.
BOAT burns out just 400 metres from the Bil-Bil castle beach in Benalmadena
112 Andalucia Emergency service reported a boat catching fire on Monday morning (June 28) just 400 metres from the main beach in front of the Bil-Bil castle, located on the main beachfront road of the popular British holiday resort municipality of Benalmadena, in the province of Malaga.
According to 112, they received a call at 9.45 on Monday morning from officers of the Guardia Civil’s Maritime Service reporting that they had just observed a boat which was heading in the direction of the port of Benalmadena with large clouds of smoke pouring out from its body, and they were immediately mobilising their craft to the location, to offer assistance.
The boat was reported as being a recreational fibreglass craft of around eight to 10 metres in length, from which two male crew members were seen jumping overboard into the water to escape the fire, as the boat burnt out, completely engulfed in flames.
Two males aged 39 and 50 were rescued from the water by the Guardia Civil Maritime Service officers, neither of whom required medical assistance after their ordeal, but their boat was completely gutted during the incident, with the firefighting boat from the nearby Benalmadena port arriving promptly at the scene but unable to save the burning boat, as the fire had already destroyed it, as reported by malagahoy.es.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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