The owner of the Baobab Marine and Seal Superyachts Fiji in Port Denarau is still in shock over this morning’s tragic incident.
The owner of the Baobab Marine and Seal Superyachts Fiji in Port Denarau Marina is still in shock over this morning’s tragic incident.
An early morning blaze has destroyed his workshop.
Chase Smith says he is devastated over what has happened.
According to Smith he received a call at around midnight and by the time he arrived at the scene the building was fully engulfed.
He says they have been renting at the marina for more than 10 years.
“The fire is worse than COVID could ever be so now unfortunately we got no building or facility and we are going to have to think about what we are going to do with our staff because we don’t have a place to work from.”
Smith says more than 35 workers are now unemployed.
He adds the estimated cost of damage for his business is around $4m to $5m.
The National Fire Authority officials are still at the scene as investigation continues.