The Best Revenge 5, a luxurious 60-foot Alliaura catamaran built in 2003, caught fire and sank in Falmouth Harbor on Cape Cod early this week. One of the two crew members on board was burned badly and flown to a hospital in Boston. The boat serves charter clients in New England in the summer and in the Caribbean in the winter.
The fire broke out at 1:43 a.m. at MacDougall’s Marine Service marina in Falmouth. When fire crews from several upper Cape Cod communities arrived, the Best Revenge 5 was totally involved, but they were able to keep the fire from spreading to other boats nearby. The fire took 90 minutes to put out.
Two crew members, a man and a woman, were on board at the time. The woman was burned; the man was not injured.
The boat is now resting at the bottom of Falmouth Harbor, and the Coast Guard is trying to remediate a fuel spill. The boat had 360 gallons of diesel fuel on board at the time.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. For more: http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Crews-Respond-to-Boat-Fire-on-Cape-Cod-433775133.html