Hampshire & Isle of Wight

East Cowes boat fire: Luxury yacht sinks in marina

Boat fire at East Cowes
Image caption Residents were warned to keep their windows and doors closed
Boat fire at East Cowes
Image caption Crews remained at the scene throughout the day and into the night

A luxury yacht has sunk at its moorings on the Isle of Wight after being destroyed by fire.

Crews spent 10 hours tackling the blaze, which sent plumes of black smoke into the air above East Cowes.

It was reported at 13:00 GMT on Tuesday and, at its height, there were more than 30 firefighters at the marina.

Earlier the fire service confirmed that the vessel was now submerged and the incident was in the hands of the harbourmaster.