Woman injured in yacht explosion – Newport

A woman was injured during an explosion on a yacht in Sydney’s north overnight.

About 7.50pm (Saturday 13 March 2021), emergency services responded to reports of an explosion on a boat, moored at a wharf on Beaconsfield Street, Newport.

Upon arrival, officers attached to Northern Beaches Police Area Command and Broken Bay Water Police found a woman with lacerations to her lower legs.

Police were told the woman was lying on a sofa inside the yacht when the explosion happened. She climbed to safety on an adjacent jetty before the severely damaged vessel sank.

The woman, aged 54, was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition. There was no one else on board the yacht.

A number of surrounding vessels sustained broken windows and the jetty was damaged.

A crime scene has been established. Inquiries continue.

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