Marinturk and Ataköy marinas both caught fire in the early hours of this morning

At around 6am this morning, fire broke out almost simultaneously at two separate marinas in Istanbul, Turkey – Marinturk, which is located on the Asian side of the city, and Ataköy Marina on the European side.

Both fires were brought quickly under control and no-one was injured.

The fire at Marinturk started on a yacht that was undergoing maintenance on land. The cause of the fire is still unknown and the yacht was seriously damaged.

The fire at Ataköy Marina also started on a yacht. It too was quickly brought under control by firefighters before spreading to other yachts. The yacht’s interior was badly damaged and is now unusable.

Investigations continue into the cause of both fires.