May 17, 2022

Two People Escape Boat Fire Near Moreton Island

A fourteen meter Riviera flybridge cruiser with two persons onboard went ablaze ten miles to the South of Moreton Island, off Brisbane on 0700 hours the morning of seventeen May.  The flybridge cruiser was under way and ten nautical miles from Moreton island when it took fire, with the two crew; a 62 year-old man and 57 year-old woman forced to jump into the sea.  The two crew where dispatched by another craft, which had been called by a cargo ship alerted by the fire.  The crew where first taken to the Brisbane Water Police, and later to Mater Hospital for smoke treatment.
The Riviera in this fire is a 45 Open Flybridge model produced from 2007 till 2021 in 77 units.  The Riviera 45 Open Flybridge offered an interior with three double cabins, and is powered by twin 670hp Cummins as standard, or optional Cats 715hp engine in line shafts, with the big engines good for 34 knots wide open throttle speeds.

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