Anyone with information in relation to this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers

Photo by Courtney Bennett-Rooke
Photo by Courtney Bennett-Rooke

Just after 11pm Tuesday, February 6, 2018, emergency services were called to Tuncurry in response to reports of a fire on a moored boat.

Four people who were asleep on board managed to escape unharmed and fire fighters were able to bring the fire under control.

The fire caused extensive damage to the vessel and following consultation with specialists from NSW HAZMAT and Roads and Maritime Services, the vessel was towed out to sea, where it eventually sank.

Police are investigating the circumstances of the fire, which is believed to have been deliberately lit, and would like to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the fire and is yet to provide a statement.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. People are reminded they should not report crime information via social media pages.