Boat Fire - Sue Creek, MD

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by Alegria, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. Alegria

    Alegria Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Lancaster,PA Boat: -Sue Creek, MD
    2000 410 DA
    3126 CAT
    Happened this weekend right in Sue Creek. Boat was fueling and then caught on fire. No one injured. Don't know what might have caused it, everyone got off the boat and they pushed it away from the fuel dock. That open flag is the fuel dock. It was a nice day and there is always a lot of traffic there. Added traffic was our weekend cruise headed back into port, about 16 boats.

    Quick response by the emergency responders, but the fire spread really fast. Lucky they were able to get it away from the pier.

    I googled and did not find any news articles on it. Seems like this happened in August of 2013 too!!

    http://www.clubsearay.com/index.php?threads/boat-fire-sue-creek-at-our-yacht-club.62002/

    "Beware the Ides of August"

    Tough loss for sure.

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  2. PlayDate

    PlayDate Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 25, 2006
    Washington DC
    1994 370 Express Cruiser
    454 Mercruisers
    That was a heads up call to cut the boat loose. In another marina, that could have created a bigger disaster. At least in this case......the damage was limited.
     
  3. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    I think pushing the boat off the dock is protocol in situations like this.
     
  4. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    If you hear any more on the cause of the ignition please update.
     
  5. SCORPIO

    SCORPIO Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 7, 2008
    Delaware
    1989 300 DA
    Twin 5.7 Merc Alpha I
    This is why when I fuel up, I turn off EVERYTHING, close all hatches and make all passengers go ashore. When I'm done filling up, I open everything up, smell the bilge with my own nose, and then turn on the blowers. I then go pay my bill and get everyone back on board and we head out. I get some dirty looks from other boaters, but who cares.
     
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  6. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Sounds like a good plan especially if canvas is in place or loaded with people..... everyone can just do a shore bathroom run while boat is being fueled.
     

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