Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Boats burn in Coal Harbour

Three boats were ablaze this morning downtown in Coal Harbour. This article on CBC's web site has more details.

Having been through a fire on the Express, they are so very scary. Thankfully we had fire pumps on the dock and got two hoses on it before the Richmond Fire Deparment arrived with their trucks, and Greig and company managed to have much of it out. Still, all that fibreglass would have made for a much more toxic affair than our old wood subchaser.

Thankfully, no one was hurt. I am always amazed at the insipid and inane comments often left by people on such posts.

More photos on CTV's site here:


Fran said...

Hi, read the comments on the CBC's web site and I agree with you. What ever happened to compassion at somebody's loss, be it a large boat or small or owned by someone rich or poor. Other people really do not appreciate how much a boat can mean to someone, the fact that it is covered by insurance is irrelevant. The world would be a lot better place if there was more compassion all round.

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