Emergency services called to Poole Quay after reports of fire on boat

Bournemouth Echo: Emergency services called to Poole Quay after reports of fire on boat. Pic: Alex Evans, RNLI Emergency services called to Poole Quay after reports of fire on boat. Pic: Alex Evans, RNLI

MULTIPLE fire units were sent to Poole Quay this afternoon after reports of a fire on a passenger boat that was coming into the port.

Several fire engines, the aerial ladder and support vehicle were sent to the quay at around 3.45pm and the RNLI were also called upon.

Despite the drama on a busy Sunday afternoon, the fire service has this evening confirmed that it was a false alarm and no fire was found.

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11:36am Mon 7 Jul 14

adspacebroker says...

So who was covering the busy open water around Swanage on a sunny Sunday afternoon when both of their lifeboats were in Poole Harbour? Also proves the point about getting rid of the all-weather lifeboat at Poole when such a large survivor capacity is required and so many tripping boats around. Well done lifeboat lads and girls.
So who was covering the busy open water around Swanage on a sunny Sunday afternoon when both of their lifeboats were in Poole Harbour? Also proves the point about getting rid of the all-weather lifeboat at Poole when such a large survivor capacity is required and so many tripping boats around. Well done lifeboat lads and girls. adspacebroker
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1:53pm Mon 7 Jul 14

poolepoole says...

adspacebroker wrote:
So who was covering the busy open water around Swanage on a sunny Sunday afternoon when both of their lifeboats were in Poole Harbour? Also proves the point about getting rid of the all-weather lifeboat at Poole when such a large survivor capacity is required and so many tripping boats around. Well done lifeboat lads and girls.
The boat was of old Harry when it reported a fire. Swanage Lifeboat would have been closest and quickest to get there first. As no life was immediately in danger when the Lifeboat arrived. There would have been no need to send any of the Poole Lifeboats.
[quote][p][bold]adspacebroker[/bold] wrote: So who was covering the busy open water around Swanage on a sunny Sunday afternoon when both of their lifeboats were in Poole Harbour? Also proves the point about getting rid of the all-weather lifeboat at Poole when such a large survivor capacity is required and so many tripping boats around. Well done lifeboat lads and girls.[/p][/quote]The boat was of old Harry when it reported a fire. Swanage Lifeboat would have been closest and quickest to get there first. As no life was immediately in danger when the Lifeboat arrived. There would have been no need to send any of the Poole Lifeboats. poolepoole
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5:13pm Mon 7 Jul 14

SeafaringMan says...

poolepoole wrote:
adspacebroker wrote:
So who was covering the busy open water around Swanage on a sunny Sunday afternoon when both of their lifeboats were in Poole Harbour? Also proves the point about getting rid of the all-weather lifeboat at Poole when such a large survivor capacity is required and so many tripping boats around. Well done lifeboat lads and girls.
The boat was of old Harry when it reported a fire. Swanage Lifeboat would have been closest and quickest to get there first. As no life was immediately in danger when the Lifeboat arrived. There would have been no need to send any of the Poole Lifeboats.
Both Swanage boats were then tasked to 'persons in the water' at Studland, and finally to a broken down dive boat at Ballard Point before finally returning to the slipway. Quite spoiled the Sunday afternoon nap eh lads!
[quote][p][bold]poolepoole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adspacebroker[/bold] wrote: So who was covering the busy open water around Swanage on a sunny Sunday afternoon when both of their lifeboats were in Poole Harbour? Also proves the point about getting rid of the all-weather lifeboat at Poole when such a large survivor capacity is required and so many tripping boats around. Well done lifeboat lads and girls.[/p][/quote]The boat was of old Harry when it reported a fire. Swanage Lifeboat would have been closest and quickest to get there first. As no life was immediately in danger when the Lifeboat arrived. There would have been no need to send any of the Poole Lifeboats.[/p][/quote]Both Swanage boats were then tasked to 'persons in the water' at Studland, and finally to a broken down dive boat at Ballard Point before finally returning to the slipway. Quite spoiled the Sunday afternoon nap eh lads! SeafaringMan
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