Question: Does your Marina and Local Fire Department have a "Throwing Weight", Grappling Hook or Anchor with a Steel Cable" with them when they respond to a boat fire?
If not, insist they get them now!
I have seen a simple truth: When a boat is burning at a dock, or on the water, and you want to keep it from drifting, or keep it where it is (and let it burn), the boat must be "Controlled", otherwise it is "Out of Control", (and as luck would have it the wind Will be blowing)...
A burning boat at a dock "Will" drift away (still burning) once the lines burn through. Fire left uncontrolled will spread fast downwind and a drifting boat spreads the fire.
A grappling hook/anchor with a "Steel Cable" leader is a very very valuable tool to control the boats location. I have seen a futile effort to gain control by throwing an anchor with a "nylon" rope from a dingy, in an effort to pull the boat away from other boats, but you can guess the result (the rope burns through).
I will leave it to the list as to which type of Cable and/or Anchor or Grappling Hook would be the best to throw (and not to burn up) and how to fastened and when to let it go (if the boat sinks). The point is gain control and maintain control until the burning boat is either put out, or burns to, and then, through the waterline, and sinks.
We just had $2M+ of damage (boats and equipment) in our marina Valentine's night, because a small investment in safety was not thought of by the fire department.
Great Harbour GH47
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