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Boat on Fire in a False Creek Marina, Vancouver 12 Oct 2017 19:16 #1

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Large yacht on fire at a marina in False Creek near Yaletown.

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Boat on Fire in a False Creek Marina, Vancouver 12 Oct 2017 20:39 #2

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Just read the CBC news report. It is suspected to have been a floating meth lab. Not registered to anyone, described as a pirate boat.
Witnesses said there was an explosion inside the boat's cabin just before the occupant came out burned and screaming. Needles were abundant.

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Boat on Fire in a False Creek Marina, Vancouver 12 Oct 2017 21:30 #3

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Brutal. All over downtown Vancouver there is a horrible burnt plastic type smell.....that explains where it is coming from!

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Boat on Fire in a False Creek Marina, Vancouver 13 Oct 2017 01:14 #4

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Yikes, that's messed up!
Not that I know a whole lot about meth labs but a boat seems like the worst place for such activity. It seems an explosion would be imminent...

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Boat on Fire in a False Creek Marina, Vancouver 13 Oct 2017 01:24 #5

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Just saw it on the news. Looked like a nice boat in a good Marina. It’s possible that the early news release may have been incorrect.

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Boat on Fire in a False Creek Marina, Vancouver 13 Oct 2017 01:26 #6

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Meth lab? Needles? LoL
I live and walk by this boat all the time, the story is it was struck by lightning this morning.

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Mr. Darcy wrote: Just read the CBC news report. It is suspected to have been a floating meth lab. Not registered to anyone, described as a pirate boat.
Witnesses said there was an explosion inside the boat's cabin just before the occupant came out burned and screaming. Needles were abundant.

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I don't see anything like that in my searches. C'mon, where did you read that? Post a link.

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Boat on Fire in a False Creek Marina, Vancouver 13 Oct 2017 01:55 #8

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SprinterX wrote:

Mr. Darcy wrote: Just read the CBC news report. It is suspected to have been a floating meth lab. Not registered to anyone, described as a pirate boat.
Witnesses said there was an explosion inside the boat's cabin just before the occupant came out burned and screaming. Needles were abundant.

Greg


I don't see anything like that in my searches. C'mon, where did you read that? Post a link.

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/...of-needles-1.3129831

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Boat on Fire in a False Creek Marina, Vancouver 13 Oct 2017 02:02 #9

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Mr. Darcy wrote:

SprinterX wrote:

Mr. Darcy wrote: Just read the CBC news report. It is suspected to have been a floating meth lab. Not registered to anyone, described as a pirate boat.
Witnesses said there was an explosion inside the boat's cabin just before the occupant came out burned and screaming. Needles were abundant.

Greg


I don't see anything like that in my searches. C'mon, where did you read that? Post a link.

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/...of-needles-1.3129831


Check the date.......................Jun 26, 2015

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Boat on Fire in a False Creek Marina, Vancouver 13 Oct 2017 02:06 #10

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SprinterX wrote:

Mr. Darcy wrote:

SprinterX wrote:

Mr. Darcy wrote: Just read the CBC news report. It is suspected to have been a floating meth lab. Not registered to anyone, described as a pirate boat.
Witnesses said there was an explosion inside the boat's cabin just before the occupant came out burned and screaming. Needles were abundant.

Greg


I don't see anything like that in my searches. C'mon, where did you read that? Post a link.

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/...of-needles-1.3129831


Check the date.......................Jun 26, 2015


My bad...I just typed in "False Creek Boat Fire" didn't realize it was so.. common (?) Never thought to check the date... Pardon me, please

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Boat on Fire in a False Creek Marina, Vancouver 14 Oct 2017 04:17 #11

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mlewis100 wrote: Yikes, that's messed up!
Not that I know a whole lot about meth labs but a boat seems like the worst place for such activity. It seems an explosion would be imminent...

In the perspective of the douche bag that produces meth, a boat is an excellent place to avoid lawn force meant, especially if it's anchored. They are big problem in Washington. They usually don't have prying neighbors, Coast Guard can't board it because it's not underway. And as long as they're not partying on it like idiots, and they keep a low profile, they remain under the radar. But stuff obviously happens these idiots because these are low-budget labs.

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Boat on Fire in a False Creek Marina, Vancouver 14 Oct 2017 15:16 #12

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green650 wrote: ... Coast Guard can't board it because it's not underway...


Actually, US Code Title 14 Section 89 grants the Coast Guard authority to board in any waters and does not make a distinction whether a boat is underway or not. While not that common, boardings by the Coast Guard while not underway do occur.

What many boaters don't realize is that the US coasties are in a sense the super cops of the country. They are the only agency that is specifically granted the right to board and inspect without probable cause. In other words, a boater's rights to unreasonable search and seizure under the 4th amendment do not really exist when the Coast Guard is involved.

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Boat on Fire in a False Creek Marina, Vancouver 14 Oct 2017 15:26 #13

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Anybody hear the cause of the fire?

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Boat on Fire in a False Creek Marina, Vancouver 14 Oct 2017 17:12 #14

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Lightning was identified in the area at the time the fire was estimated to have started. Boat was hauled out later that afternoon so the investigation is underway.

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