Sykes coordinates diesel extraction following superyacht fire
After a large fire broke out on a £6m yacht moored in Torquay Harbour, Sykes Pumps was called into action to assist a major clean-up operation. The vessel – which was 26 metres long – was destroyed following a devastating inferno.
Firefighters from all over South Devon were sent to the scene to help combat flames and smoke, which also caused significant damage to the pier’s newly-installed wooden decking.
Once the blaze was put out, the next phase of a critical recovery process involved safely retrieving nine tons of diesel fuel from the boat once it had been lifted above the surface of the water.