Six people are now hospitalized following an explosion onboard a boat off the coast of Broward County, Florida. The Dania Beach boat explosion occurred on Saturday, October 23, 2021. The blast caused second-degree burns to the upper and lower extremities of the half dozen people who were taken to Broward Health in Fort Lauderdale.
The cause of the explosion is under investigation. There are some preliminary theories on what caused the blast. Evidently, a gas buildup occurred under the boat’s motor covering. When the engine was started, the accumulated vapor somehow ignited in some fashion and caused the explosion.
No sustained fire followed the initial explosion. Moreover, the boat itself does not appear to have been significantly damaged in any manner as a result of the explosion.
The known facts and circumstances have suggested that the Dania Beach boat explosion consisted of the blast itself and quick flareup associated with the ignited gas vapors. The flare caused the victims to sustain burn injuries. However, because the ignited vapors do seem to have flared out, the lack of a sustained blaze prevented damage to the boat itself and even more significant injuries to people on board the watercraft.
While we do know that six people have been injured and hospitalized, as of Saturday night – the evening following the Dania Beach boat explosion – there is no specific information about the total number of people who were on board at the time of the incident. Moreover, the names of the injured people have not been released to the public or media. It is presumed that this is the case to allow for time to notify family members.
More than one agency is likely involved in the Dania Boat explosion matter. Typically, investigators from local, local, and federal agencies participate in investigating the facts and circumstances regarding an injury causing event such as this one. The names of specific agencies now involved in the latest Florida boat explosion investigation do not appear to have been released to the media or public at large. The expectation is that a release of the names of agencies involved in the investigation will be made available sometime on Sunday. As an aside, no time frame has been provided as to what this investigation may be completed.
All six hospitalized victims are women. They evidently had just boarded the boat at the time it engine was turned on and the blast occurred.
Ownership of the boat has not yet been determined. Considering the circumstances surrounding the incident, speculation at this time is that the watercraft had been chartered by the group of women or the boat was heading out on a regularly scheduled jaunt along the shore.
This is the second explosion or fire onboard a watercraft at Dania Point in the past few months. The last incident took place in August. In that event, a fire did begin burning on the boat, Two people were injured in the incident.
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