Inside the complex salvage operation after a luxury yacht burns at Nelson Bay

Simon McCarthy
Updated April 2 2024 - 3:31pm, first published March 31 2024 - 8:30am

A luxury 20-metre yacht, valued at more than half a million dollars, is headed for the scrap yard after a suspected electrical fault caused a fire that devastated the interior and burned a massive hole in the side of the vessel in the marina at Nelson Bay on Monday night, March 25.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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