May 21, 2020

Fires keep erupting in marinas around Miami this month!

Most recently we have two different reports from Rickenbacker Marina:

First from Local10.com: Rickenbacker Marina fire leaves 6 boats damaged with two videos and some interviews.

The second is from @miami_problems_ on Instagram which is cellphone video taken by free hands aboard Miami City FireStorm 50 Fireboat

Here's what's notable about the Instagram video.

Around the 3-minute mark you can see just how little room the Firestorm 50 has to manoever between the blaze and shore.

Low draft and jet-propulsion means the boat can get into tight spaces, in very shallow water, with phenomenal station-keeping capabilities. But still. Kudos to the helmsman on this emergency response.


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