PHILIPSBURG:--- On Wednesday January 27th at approximately 04.25 p.m. the Central Emergency Dispatch received a call informing them of a fire on board of a boat docked at the pier of Island Water World in Cole bay. Immediately several police patrols, fire department and paramedics were sent to the location to investigate what was going on. On the scene the investigating officers noticed that the powerboat “Rhum Runner” had caught fire. The fire had grown so large that two other boats namely the powerboat “Lo Emma” and the catamaran “Naughty Dreams” had also caught fire and were burning out of control.
The fire department assisted by boats from the Sint Maarten Sea Rescue Foundation, the harbor Pilot boat, the Coast Guard and private citizens the fire was brought under control. The fire totally destroyed all three vessels. The cause of the fire still not clear and has to be established by the fire department.
KPSM Police Report