A MAN suffered smoke inhalation in a fire on a luxury motor cruiser in Poole Harbour on Saturday evening.

Coastguard rescue officers from Poole along with Dorset Fire and Rescue and Dorset Police were called to the scene of the blaze at Cobbs Quay Marina around 5.17pm on Saturday.

The Poole RNLI all weather and inshore lifeboats were also requested to launch to the vessel, which had four crew aboard at the time.

Mark Rodaway, duty area officer, Portland Coastguard said: “There was a significant fire aboard the motor cruiser, we understand that one member of staff from Cobbs Quay has sustained injuries in the nature of burns and smoke inhalation and is now receiving medical attention.

“The area surrounding the vessel is cordoned off and the fire service is dealing with the fire.

“This incident is a multi agency response coordinated by Portland Coastguard. Although one person has been injured we are fortunate there has been no loss of life.”

A spokesperson for Dorset Fire and Rescue said the cause of the fire was accidental and due to a fault on a bow thruster.