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Salvage work starts on River Ouse blaze boat
8:32am Monday 28th October 2013 in News
PLANS are under way to salvage the wreckage of a boat which caught fire on the Ouse a month ago.
A private salvage company has been commissioned to get the wreckage from where it is moored and has become submerged near Kings Staith.
It has been a month since the blaze on the evening of September 28.
The cause of the fire is not known but fire investigators and insurers will examine the wreckage of the boat after it has been taken from the water.
The Environment Agency is also expected to be at the scene when the boat is moved. It is expected to be a lengthy operation which may involve another boat. Divers are also expected to help with the process.
Dave Watson, of the fire service investigation team, said: “The cause of the fire has not been determined and until we have a look at the vessel we won’t be able to do that. We will be working with the insurers.”
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