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Coastguards rescue 15 people after huge fire on board luxury 108ft yacht off beach in Mallorca 

Coastguards rescue 15 people after huge fire on board luxury 108ft yacht off beach in Mallorca

  • The alarm was raised at 3pm today after the charter vessel burst into flames
  • Crew members are thought to have made an initial attempt to put out the blaze
  • The captain reportedly stayed on board to help in tackling the fire and the cause will now be investigated

Coastguards have rescued 15 people after a fire on board a luxury yacht off Mallorca’s longest virgin beach.

The alarm was raised around 3pm today after the charter vessel, a 108ft yacht which sleeps up to 12, burst into flames.

A huge plume of black smoke could be seen rising from the yacht for miles around.

Coastguards have rescued 15 people after a fire on board a luxury yacht off Mallorca’s longest virgin beach

The alarm was raised around 3pm today after the charter vessel, a 108ft yacht, burst into flames

The alarm was raised around 3pm today after the charter vessel, a 108ft yacht, burst into flames 

Fifteen people on board the boat, named locally as D’Angleterre, were rescued after coastguards mobilised two vessels.

There were no reports of any injuries.

Crew members are thought to have made an initial attempt to put out the blaze before seeking help and the captain remained on board to assist in tackling the fire after the rescue of the other 14.

The nationalities of the people helped to safety is not yet known. 

Crew members are thought to have made an initial attempt to put out the blaze before seeking help and the captain remained on board to assist in tackling the fire

Crew members are thought to have made an initial attempt to put out the blaze before seeking help and the captain remained on board to assist in tackling the fire

There were no reports of any injuries and the nationalities of the people helped to safety is not yet known. The cause of the fire will now be investigated

There were no reports of any injuries and the nationalities of the people helped to safety is not yet known. The cause of the fire will now be investigated

The cause of the fire will now be investigated.

Earlier this month around 100 tourists had to be led to safety after a wildfire behind the same beach in the south-east of the island.

The sunbathers were led to a nearby car park after an area of pine trees behind the sand went up in flames.

The alarm was sounded around 11.30am on August 14.

The road leading to the beach was temporarily closed until the fire was brought under control around an hour later in an operation involving a plane, two helicopters and around a dozen firefighters on the ground.

Es Trenc is the longest virgin beach in Mallorca with around two miles of white sand and crystal clear waters. 

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