Updated 3.40pm with marina statement

Firefighters on Tuesday morning quickly controlled a fire which broke out on a motor yacht at Msida marina, preventing the blaze from spreading.

The blaze was reported at about 10.15am and a fire engine was deployed within minutes. Civil Protection firefighters quickly extinguished the fire.

A man was treated for smoke inhalation.

Creek Developments, which operates the Msida and Ta’Xbiex Marina removed the boats on either side of the motor yacht to prevent potential spread of any fire and enable clear access for the firefighters from Civil Protection.

In a brief statement, berthing master George Mercieca said: “As soon as we were alerted to the fire we followed procedure, calling Civil Protection and notifying Valletta Port Control, before moving the adjacent boats to safety and to ensure that the fire was contained. We thank Civil Protection for their very swift response.”

A major fire destroyed a yacht in Kalkara creek on April 2 and damaged others berthed nearby.


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