Man In Hospital After Gourock Boat Fire

One man has been taken to hospital after a fire broke out on board a boat.

The alarm was raised at 10.17am when the 38ft vessel was off Gourock pier in the Clyde.

The coastguard broadcast an alert to vessels in the area and the Island Princess ferry and Argyll Flyer responded.

Two of the three people on board the boat were taken on to the Island Princess while the third decided to remain on the boat involved.

However the crew member later left the vessel with rescuers.

Helensburgh RNLI lifeboat took firefighters to the motorcruiser to assess the situation.

The motorcruiser was then towed to James Watt Dock in Greenock where they confirmed that the blaze had been extinguished.

It is thought the fire started in the engine room.

The crew member who remained on board longest was taken to Inverclyde Royal Hospital, thought to be suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation.

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