August 26, 2022

Sport Cruiser Explodes in Villasimius Leaves Two Injured

An eight meter sport cruiser with two persons onboard exploded while on its berth at Villasimius, Sardinia on the morning of Friday 26 August.   Both two persons where injured with a 56 year old woman being in grievous condition and taken to hospital for attention.  According to initial reports from the Italian coast guard the explosion started from a short circuit to the water pump, which coming in contact to petrol fumes generated the explosion.  The quick start of the fire fighting equipment put off the fire right away, saving the boat from further damage and it expanding more in the marina.  The sport cruiser was later in the day taken to a boat yard for further investigation and repairs.
The sport cruiser in this accident is a Regal 270 Commodore. Produced in the early nineties the 270 Commodore offered an accommodation sleeping four in an open cabin layout which included a galley and a separate shower head.  The 270 Commodore was usually powered by twin Mercruiser 205hp with stern drive propulsion.

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