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Vessel Explosion at Las Vegas Boat Harbor Marina Four Adult Males Injured 23-07

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Date: May 24, 2007

At about 5:00 p.m. today, the NPS Dispatch Center received a report of a vessel explosion and request for medical assistance from employees at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor Marina. NPS Rangers and medical personnel arrived on scene almost immediately.

This is what we know at this time:

  • vessel exploded at gas dock after fueling
  • 4 adult males injured
  • 1 employee and 1 person associated with the vessel were airlifted to an area hospital
  • 1 employee and 1 person associated with the boat were taken by ambulance to an area hospital

At this time, we do not know the cause of the explosion. NPS Rangers want to remind all boaters to do the following when fueling their vessels:

  • do not smoke
  • turn off all electronic devices like cell phones, pagers, and marine band radios
  • close all compartments before fueling
  • run the blower for a minimum of 3-5 minutes before starting your vessel
  • if you smell more than normal fumes, do not turn on your engine and check for leaks

This is all we know at this time updates will be sent when new information is available.

Did You Know?

A Bighorn Sheep

Desert Bighorn sheep live in matriarchal societies. A dominant female leads a herd, which for much of the year consists primarily of ewes and their lambs. The rams tend to stay together in bachelor groups until the summer breeding season.