Video for a Monday Morning: M/V Polar Bear Fire

If you are having a lousy Monday, here is a reminder that things could always be worse. Below is a video of $24 million yacht, 102′ long, M/V Polar Bear, which caught fire last Thursday in Chula Vista, near San Diego, CA. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, but there are reports that a welder was working aboard just before the blaze broke out. The yacht reportedly took five years to build and has been in service for only three years. The owner, understandably, is described as “devastated.”

Yacht Fire M/V Polar Bear, San Diego Calif.

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One Response to Video for a Monday Morning: M/V Polar Bear Fire

  1. Phil says:

    Just found that this morning.
    They must have upped the price for an insurance claim, what I found said $17mil.

    Did find this, must hsve been a cutting torch,

    “One of the hoses blew out; I saw smoke coming out from one of the holes. I looked and it started spreading forward climbing up to the bow and before you knew it, the whole thing was going up,” Gonzalez said. Due to the intensity of the blaze, crews could not board the vessel.