Originally Posted by THD
Fly-your advice is pretty good. We have had several marina fires in the Seattle area over the past few years, and I think that fire departments tend to try to fight in place. Seems to me more boats could be saved if the first reaction were to cut the boat loose and get it away from the docks if at all possible.
Often they aren't there in time to do that plus the other problem is nowhere to send the boat but into another dock due to docks so close.
This one sure seemed to get out of control fast. Supposedly two boats were liveaboards and you would have thought awareness would have been quick. Lucky no deaths.
Another argument against wood docks. Also for marinas to make sure all electricity is up to code, and to be stricter regarding items stored on board, use of propane heaters, and smoking on boats and docks. Obviously we don't yet know the cause of this fire.
Fires at marinas are very scary and there are many each year.