Thick black smoke poured into the Dubrovnik sky as a luxury yacht caught fire on the Ombla River on Friday afternoon. The Dubrovnik Fire Brigade reported that the fire was extinguished on the vessel at 4.20pm in the area of the river near Tajkovic.
The boat, belong to a foreign charter company based in ACI Marina, caught fire for so far unknown reasons and thick, black smoke poured into the Dubrovnik sky. The yacht, which is just over 14 metres long, was eventually saved by specialised boats of the Dubrovnik Fire Brigade and was towed, still floating, to the shore.
Dubrovnik firefighters reported that the fireboat was quickly at the site of the fire, and that all the passengers and crew of the yacht were evacuated successfully and were uninjured. A total of eight firefighters with three vehicles and one vessel participated in the intervention.