The luxury yacht Southern Comfort (SSR 2045) burned at Marina di Loano in Savona, Italy, causing death of three German passengers. The boat was moored at the dock, but inflamed during the night, when all the four passengers were sleeping. The flames started in the fore part after short circuit in some consumer appliances. A 51-year-old woman, who was the only survivor of the fire, was sleeping during the accident and was awakened by the cries of the brother in law. She jumped overboard into the water and swam to the shore. The local fire brigade arrived at the scene of the fire, but it was too late and almost the whole yacht was burned out. The firefighters extinguished the flames, but people were trapped inside the cabin and were unable to escape on time.
The local authorities started investigation for the root cause and circumstances around the fire. The firefighters boarded the vessel for inspection and found the three bodies in the fore cabin. The passengers on board were four German nationalities – two men and two women. They were identified by the only one survivor.
The boat was calling at the tourist port of Marina di Loano for an year.
Southern Comfort (SSR 2045) is yacht of brand Maiora 22, which has overall length of 23.90 m, moulded beam of 5.85 m and maximum draft of 1.30 m. The yacht provides the customer requirements for convenience and usability, but certainly not least the style, elegance and grandeur.
Video from the fire: