CHARTER BOAT GUTTED BY FIRE

Image: Christine Hilton

The fire brigade’s hazardous materials unit is on the site of a boat fire at the Nelson Bay Marina.

Thick black smoke billowed over the bay at around 3.30 this afternoon, after the fire broke out on a 10-metre fibreglass fishing charter vessel.

No-one was injured, however the cruiser was severely damaged.

Pollution booms are being deployed.

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