Terrifying moment a fishing boat suddenly EXPLODES in flames at an upscale yacht club in Mexico leaving two people seriously injured
- A fishing boat exploded at the Club de Yates de Acapulco in Mexico on Saturday
- The blast took place around 8am at the Acapulco club
- The blowup sparked when a charter fishing boat finished refueling at a gas pump and the engine was started, then it went up in flames
- Two boats – the Cucciao and Veloce 2 – were destroyed
- Two men were seriously injured suffering second and third-degree burns
A horrific boat explosion sent an upscale Mexican yacht club’s dock up in flames and left two people seriously injured this week.
The fiery blast took place the Club de Yates de Acapulco, a popular tourist destination in Mexico, around 8am on Saturday.
The explosion was caused by a charter fishing boat that had just refueled at the Pemex dispensary gas pump at the club’s docks, according to the Secretary of State of Civil Protection.
Before the blast: Footage of the fiery blast shows two people on the dock near the gas pump just moments before the explosion on Saturday at the Club de Yates de Acapulco in Mexico
Explosion: After the fishing boat is started after fueling up on gas, the boat erupts in flames. Two people were rushed to the hospital suffering second and third-degree burns in blast
Going up in flames: The blast was so powerful it sent one man on the boat flying through the air One of the people badly burned in the blast was the captain of the fishing boat
The two boats that were destroyed were Cucciao and Veloce 2, a 23-foot sailboat
Before and after: After the explosion the boat was left turned on its side and completely destroyed
Video of the blaze near the gas pump shows the shocking moment the fishing boat is started and bright orange flames immediately erupt, sending a man flying into the air.
Billowing clouds of black smoke are seen rising from the roaring flames.
According to yacht club staff the fishing boat was started then suddenly exploded in a vicious blaze, according to Riviera Maya News.
The blowup was so big it caused a second boat and the gas pump to catch fire, leaving two men injured suffering second and third-degree burns.
The boat erupted bright orange flames and sent up black billowing smoke into the air on Saturday December 29 at the upscale yacht club in Acapulco, Mexico
Another view from the club shows the intense smoke that rose from the explosion
The alarming and sudden fire send black clouds into the sky as fire officials and authorities scrambled onto the scene
The captain of the boat was one of the people badly burned.
The men were rushed to the hospital via ambulance.
The two boats that were destroyed were Cucciao and Veloce 2, a 23-foot sailboat .
‘Due to the fire the boat sunk in place,’ the report said on the fishing vessel.
Fire, Civil Protection and marines flocked to the docks to extinguish the flames.
The fire also badly burned the gas station at the dock, according to Tiempo Guerrero.