Brand new yacht exploded 15 minutes after the purchase
British businessman miraculously survived the explosion at the luxury yacht just 15 minutes after its purchase. He set a low suit in the court to the seller for a compensation amount about 300,000 British pounds (about 465,000 US dollars). After that the entrepreneur intends to seek compensation for health damage.
Paul Ward in February 2010 has paid 270,000 pounds (more than 400 thousand dollars) to a company MGM Marine Ltd for a ship that same day burned down.
When flashed the hair and clothes of men, both had to jump into the water. Rescuers arrived on the scene and taken the both men to a hospital with severe burns.
At first te yacht owner Ward and his assistant, John Innes have not noticed any problems. They were going to quietly drink tea on the deck, but heard that the engine is running with a strange sound. Then there was an explosion, and two passengers were ready to leave the boat. When Ward threw a life raft in the water to inflate it, the whole deck was on fire. Then the cabin exploded and the fire spread to humans.
The two men put out clothing and hair of each other, in the process of getting burned hands. Within 10 minutes they waited for rescuers and watched as the boat is sinking. "When we noticed a burning boat with rescue helicopter, we were sure that no one could escape. It's a miracle that anyone survived," - told rescue workers.
Paul Ward is organizing a tour of sea rock bands in the UK, Europe and parts of Asia. The entrepreneur has not yet recovered from his injuries. "Until now, I find it hard to breathe, and my face to the sun breaks out and the skin is covered with bright red spots," - said the businessman.
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