Water police in Queensland were called to a yacht in Moreton Bay that was fully engulfed in fire about 5.30am this morning.
A 64-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman were on board with their Jack Russell terrier, Charlie. The trio, who lived on the yacht, were rescued by the Brisbane Water police.
The couple, originally from Victoria, were unharmed by the fire. Charlie, the dog, was also unharmed, according to a statement by Queensland Police.
Sea dog Charlie, rescued from the burning yacht. pic.twitter.com/zyoZzPmX4A
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) April 12, 2019
The cause of the fire is not yet known and is being investigated but is not considered suspicious, according to police.
With Easter coming up, boaties should be well-prepared, according to Acting Senior Sergeant Jay Bairstow from Brisbane Water Police.
“Water Police would like to give a timely reminder for all boaties to check their vessel is in a safe and operational condition, ensure they have the required safety equipment,” Senior Sergeant Bairstow said.
“Communicate (your) travel details so people know where you are and when you are expected to return.
“Water Police wish everyone a safe Easter on the water.”