RED BANK: FIRE DAMAGES DOCKED BOAT

Mechanic Chris Davison reboards the boat after the fire. (Click to enlarge)

Fire damaged a yacht docked at a Red Bank marina early Thursday afternoon.

Quick action by two employees of Irwin Marine, adjacent to Marine Park on the Navesink River, enabled them to move the burning vessel away from other boats in the marina, said firefighters, who extinguished the blaze from the promenade alongside the park.

Nels Lybeck, an Irwin mechanic, suffered lacerations, but refused medical attention.

“We were blowing out windows to get hoses in there, and his hand was cut,” said fellow mechanic Chris Davison, who with Lybeck moved the burning boat.

The fire was reported shortly before 1 p.m. aboard a 44-foot Carver yacht dubbed Lou’s Crews’n. No immediate information was available about its ownership.

An investigation was just beginning, said borough Fire Marshall Tommy Welsh, who said the cause of the fire was likely electrical in nature.