The remains of a burnt-out catamaran that caught fire in 2001. Picture: Tracee Lea
The remains of a burnt-out catamaran that caught fire in 2001. Picture: Tracee Lea

12m catamaran up in flames on Mackay beach

EMERGENCY crews say there was nothing they could do to save a catamaran that was burning on a Mackay beach earlier today.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service spokeswoman said they received a report of the 12m catamaran on fire on the north side of McCreadys Ck about 1.30pm.

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“On the arrival of the fire service, they located the incident off Swan St, Slade Point,” the spokeswoman said.

“It (the catamaran) was inaccessible to our fire crew.

“There wasn’t anything we could to do salvage the boat from the fire.
“We left the incident with the Queensland Police Service.”

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said no report or complaint had since been filed in relation to the catamaran.

The Daily Mercury has contacted the Department of Transport and Main Roads for comment.

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