Ebene News – AU – Horror as barge EXPLODES with “several people injured”

Posted: 11:35 BST, June 30, 2021 | Update: June 30, 2021 at 12:28 BST

A crew from Marine Rescue Port Macquarie rushes to the scene of the explosion located upstream of downtown on the Hastings River

There are reports of multiple injuries with the explosion heard over a large area, the cause of the “big” explosion still unknown

One of the rescue ships has already located two people from a 40-foot flybridge cruiser found half a nautical mile from Shelley Beach

Marine Rescue said rescue teams found the ship with its engine alarms sounding and exhaust fumes filling the cabin

Several teams were called to the scene of the Hastings River just after 7:50 p.m., dealing with the men ashore

A maritime rescue team is currently accompanying two firefighters to check the exploded barge from a safe distance

A spokesperson for Port Macquarie Police has confirmed officers are currently at the scene, but have no further information at this point

One of the rescue ships has already located two people from a 40ft flybridge cruiser found half a nautical mile from Shelley Beach Pictured: Hastings River at Port Macquarie

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Barge, Hastings River, Port Macquarie, explosion

Ebene News – AU – Horror as barge EXPLODES with “several people injured”

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9740819/Port-Macquarie-houseboat-explosion-Hastings-River-multiple-people-injured.html