$2M yacht burns in US Virgin Islands harbor

A yacht that sold for more than $2 million in 2014 caught fire and was destroyed at Charlotte Amalie Harbor in the US Virgin Islands on March 15. According to local reports, nobody was injured in the blaze. This footage shows the fire.

The 77 foot yacht, reportedly worth $2.5 million, was moored at the Yacht Haven Grande Marina in the Charlotte Amalie harbor on the island of St. Thomas when the fire broke out.

Locals spotted the blaze aboard the luxury boat, named Positive Energy, and contacted emergency services. Firefighters and police, as well as personnel from West Indian Co. Ltd, Norwegian Cruise Lines and the V.I. Fire Service, arrived on the scene to tackle the flames.

It took several hours for the fire to be extinguished.

Huge dark clouds of smoke billowed high above the ship and were visible from a considerable distance. The local news site St. Thomas Source reported that the U.S. Coast Guard helped tow the yacht to a more remote location where crews continued to contain the blaze.

Fire Services also fought to eliminate the heavy smoke in the area - the result of burning fiberglass and other materials aboard the yacht.

It is not yet known what caused the fire. 

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