Fire in the engine room of a hotel-boat in Gaia reported extinguished at 18:00


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The fire in the engine room of the “Vasco da Gama” hotel boat, which has been burning since mid-afternoon on the Douro River in Vila Nova de Gaia, was extinguished at 6pm, a Civil Protection source told Lusa.

According to a source at the Porto Metropolitan Area Sub-Regional Command, there were no injuries.

According to the commander of the Northern Maritime Zone, Rui Lampreia, the tourist boat anchored at the Quebrantões quay in Oliveira do Douro triggered a fire alert in the engine room at 15:37.

Elements of the Vila Nova de Gaia Sapper Fire Brigade, the Avintes Fire Brigade, the Gaia Municipal Police, the Shipwreck Relief Institute and the Douro Captaincy were involved in fighting the flames.

At 18:15, according to Rui Lampreia, the operatives were carrying out the aftermath.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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