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Fall-out from fishing boat fire putting strain on fire personnel

Boat listing following blaze

An incident at West Quay in Peel is ongoing this afternoon, more than 14 hours after it started.

Firefighters extinguished a blaze on a fishing boat in the early hours of this morning.

Crews were unable to gain access to the cabin, where the fire was located, and had to use both water and foam to suppress flames.

The vessel is now listing heavily and partly submerged, due to the ingress of water during the firefighting operation - and booms have been deployed to contain any contaminants.

Station Officer Roger Brown says whilst happily there were no injuries, the length of time spent at the scene has been putting a strain on manpower:

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