August 12, 2023

Sixteen People Injured in Millstone Marina Boat Explosion

A ten meter sport cruiser injured sixteen persons while finishing refuelling at the Millstone Marine in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri on 16:30 of Friday eleven August.  Three of the persons onboard where ejected with the explosion.  Eleven of the injured persons including a six year old child had mild injuries, and were treated on the scene and released, with the other five taken to the hospital for treatment to moderate injuries.  The boat exploded when the operator of the sport cruiser went to ignite the engine.  Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted the accident and from the initial investigation are saying the boat exploded with gas build up in its engine room.
The sport cruiser in this explosion is a Trojan 350 produced from 1995 to 1998 to a design of Fulvio de Simoni.  The 350 Express offered a two cabins interior and was powered by 320hp gas or Cat 306hp diesel engines on V-drive line shaft.  The Trojan 350 replaced the 10.8 Meter Express and evolved as the 360 in 1999 produced till 2001 with a renewed cockpit design and bit larger bathing platform. Trojan stopped producing boats in 2002.

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