Authorities are investigating a fire which occurred at the Coast Guard Base early Friday morning.
According to PRO of the Fire and Ambulance Services, Wayne Letang, the fire department responded to a call of a boat on fire at the the Coast Guard Base in Fond Cole at about 2:30 am on Friday.
“On arrival on the scene officers met an open keel boat constructed of fiberglass and ply board measuring about 26 feet on fire,” he said.
Letang said the fire was brought under control by officers.
He further stated that the boat had the registration number G7132PMH and was named Bowdel.
“The boat was parked in the Coast Guard Base,” he revealed.
Letang said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
DNO has confirmed that the boat “Bowdel” is the main exhibit in a court matter involving a drug bust which occurred on July 12 in the community of Stowe in the south of the island.
Three Dominicans have been charged in connection with the case and were denied bail when they appeared in court on Thursday.