A yacht that caught fire and sunk in Ramsgate harbour has been brought to the surface

Recovering The Lady Eve Photo Simon Crow

A yacht that caught fire and sunk in Ramsgate harbour in the early hours of July 27 has been recovered today (August 5).

The Lady Eve was destroyed in a blaze that also damaged surrounding vessels. Five fire engines were called to the scene. Crews arrived to find the two vessels well alight. Firefighters worked together with Kent Police, ambulance and Ramsgate RNLI to manage the incident.

Photo Simon Crow

Yacht owner Andrew McGill lost all his personal belongings in the incident. He also suffered a leg injury and some burns.

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Andrew had owned the Lady Eve for five years.

The vessel was brought up today and moved to the yacht storage and repair area alongside the harbour.

Photo Simon Crow

A fundraiser to help grandad-of-four Andrew to replace some of the items he lost has been set up by his daughter Hayley.

Andy with daughter Hayley and grandchildren Olivia, 10, and Florence. 4

She said: “Literally everything has gone and he will have to start from scratch. He has the personal resilience to do this, but the costs attached are incredible.

Photo Simon Crow

“This has been catastrophic for my dad and he is distraught about the loss and damage to other boats. But all the folks round the harbour have been wonderful.”

If you would like to help the fundraising page can be found by clicking here

1 Comment

  1. Clever stuff marine recovery nowadays. Nice to see he has got to £2,082 of £500 gofundme goal!

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