Just after midnight this morning, 20 May, a 20 metre long yacht caught fire at Clear Water Bay Golf and Country Club marina. The fire spread to five nearby yachts. The staff of the club immediately called the police. Firefighters and the Marine Police arrived at the scene and the firemen had to use breathing gear to fight the blaze. The fire was extinguished after about 30 minutes
During the incident, three Marine Police officers arrived on the scene to assist, but did not have the right breathing gear, and they inhaled some of the smoke. They were sent back to the Marine Police Base and then transferred to the Eastern Hospital, where all three are in stable condition.
After preliminary investigations, police and fire officers believe that the cause of the fire was not suspicious.