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Fire destroys M/Y Montana Moon

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A fire destroyed M/Y Montana Moon and damaged three other boats at Jarrett Bay Industrial Marine Park in Beaufort, N.C. on June 8. The fire started on the 118-foot Hatteras that was in long term outdoor storage at the facility’s service yard, according to a spokesperson at the facility.



Montana Moon, listed for sale for two million dollars, was a total loss. The four decks of the Hatteras collapsed during the fire and the hulls of nearby 47-foot sailboat, 102-foot steel-hulled vessel and 46-foot Bertram sport fisherman were damaged by the heat, according to the Carteret County News-Times.



The State Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and local law enforcement had not announced the cause of the fire by The Triton’s press time.



The News-Times reported that 80 firefighters fought the fire for about 12 hours. Challenges included securing 1,500 gallons of fuel onboard Montana Moon which was on the hard on jacks, and firefighters were injured by flying debris and burning fiberglass. Firefighters also had difficulty locating the fire’s source to extinguish it.



Jarrett Bay is located at Mile Marker 198 on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and works with vessels up to 130 feet in length and a draft of up to 10 feet. The facility reported that there was no damage to structures or interruptions to service.

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