Man rescued after boat fire off Aberystwyth coast

Milford Haven Coastguard says a man is being treated for smoke inhalation after his boat caught fire near Aberystwyth this morning

Flares are detonating on Aberystwyth fire boat

The burning boat is described by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency as a pleasure boat 26ft in length.


#mwwcontrol vessel on fire half mile off shore #Aberystwyth is still ongoing, cordons on the promonade have been put in place by @dyfedpowys

Other vessels in the Aberystwyth area are being asked to stay at least a mile away as a precaution.

A spokesperson said the vessel contains flares, some of which are going off at the scene, and a gas canister.