July 30, 2022

Canados Super Sport Yacht Catches Fire in Tallinn

A 27 meter Canados super sport yacht titled Hooligan and registered under Finnish flag caught fire and later sank on Saturday thirty July in the Gulf of Tallinn, Estonia.  The Canados yacht had ten Finnish passengers onboard and around 1530 stop functioning for a fault which some minutes later developed into a fire.  The passengers and crew called a mayday and jumped in a life-raft and where rescued by a nearby yacht, later collected by the Estonian rescue unit, who took them to Tallinn for interrogation. At about 1830 the Canados yacht subdued to the fire, sank, in Tallinn Bay with the Estonian working on lifting up in order to avoid further contamination from the fuel in tank.
Hooligan is a Canados 90 Open build in 2008 and reported last refitted in 2016.  Presented in 2005 to a design of Luiz de Basto, the 90 Open was an unusual creation from Canados, more famous for building flybridge yachts or super yachts, with open yachts being rare and the last one made in the early nineties.  Offering eight berths in four cabins, and three to four crew in two cabins, the 90 Open is powered by twin MTU engines of 2030hp and surface drives propulsion giving top speeds up to 45 knots.  Although Hooligan was powered with the smaller 1790hp MTU which gave her forty knots max.  Canados has build six 90 Sport with the model evolving in the still in project Gladiator 901 Sport in 2016.

1 comment:

  1. What type of fire detection was in place? How was the fire discovered? Combustible construction materials and available safe egress are a problem for a boat on fire at sea. The proper complement of smoke and heat detection allow the occupants an opportunity to handle a fire before entry into the water is necessary.