Latest Visakhapatnam news: Fishermen think that a few criminals set the boats on fire. There’s also a suspicion that a boat party set off the fire.
A massive fire at a harbor in Vishakhapatnam late last night reduced at least twenty-five fishing boats to ashes. It took the intervention of an Indian Navy vessel to contain the fire, as numerous fire engines were unable to put out the flames.
Since each boat was almost 15 lakh, the incident’s estimated loss was between ₹4-5 crores.
According to Vishakhapatnam police commissioner Ravi Shankar, the fire originated late at night on a fishing boat. To make sure the fire did not spread to the other boats, the boat was cut off and left adrift. But it returned to the jetty due to wind and water flow. Before long, the other boats were also on fire,” he remarked.
According to the senior police officer, diesel containers and gas cylinders on the boats fueled the fire, and the entire jetty area was engulfed in flames. – Latest Visakhapatnam news
Fishermen suspect criminals set fire to the boats. There is also speculation that the fire was started by a party aboard one of the boats.
Shocking images from the harbour showed firefighters attempting to extinguish the flames while fishermen saw helplessly as the fire destroyed their livelihood.
Blasts in some of the boats, apparently caused by the fire reaching the fuel tanks, caused widespread panic.
According to senior police officer Ananda Reddy, the fire started around 11:30 p.m. Because cylinders on boats are causing explosions, we’re asking people to stay away. Fire engines are battling the fire, he said. The reason for the fire has not been established as of now. There have been no reported casualties. A case has been filed, and an investigation has begun, he added.
Police Commissioner Ravi Shankar has stated that a multidisciplinary investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the incident.