Electrical Fault Sparks Boat Explosion

Image Credit: Jersey Fire and Rescue

Two fishermen have been treated for minor injuries after an explosion on a boat moored in St Helier's English Harbour this morning.

It happened while they were working on the electrics on board.

The Police Control Room received a call at 9:52am, and fire crews, paramedics and the Coastguard were all sent out to the vessel to help.

Officers closed the road at Commercial Buildings and Mount Bingham between Normans and South Hill while it's being dealt with.

It re-opened to traffic a few hours later.

A Police spokesperson says the men were taken to the General Hospital in an ambulance to be checked over, but none of the injuries are thought to be serious.

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