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Fishing boat damaged, P.E.I. RCMP asking public for clues

The Devin Special was damaged when the battery cable was disconnected which arced and caused a fire.
The Devin Special was damaged when the battery cable was disconnected which arced and caused a fire. - Handout/RCMP
MURRAY HARBOUR, P.E.I. —

Kings district RCMP are looking for help to solve the case of a damaged fishing boat in Murray Harbour.

The damage was discovered the morning of July 4. RCMP were called to the fishing boat "Devin Special" at the Machon Point Wharf in Murray Harbour.

To date, information has shown that the damage happened sometime between 9 p.m. July 3 and 9:30 a.m. July 4.

The owner arrived at the wharf to find smoke coming from the engine house and managed to extinguish the fire but not before an estimated $15,000 - $20,000 in damage had occurred.

The battery cable had been disconnected. It arced and started the fire.

The damage occurred in the wires and hoses on the engine itself and to floor boards on the vessel.

The battery cable was disconnected on the Devin Special which caused a fire and around $20,000 damage to the fishing vessel.
The battery cable was disconnected on the Devin Special which caused a fire and around $20,000 damage to the fishing vessel.

No one was injured in the fire, but the circumstances indicate that this was not accidental and therefore the RCMP are encouraging anyone with any information to report what they know to the RCMP office in Kings County at 902-838-9300.

Respecting the property of others extends to providing information to police if you know of intentional damage that has gone unreported.

As always, if you have information but wish to remain anonymous, you can provide information to P.E.I. Crime Stoppers on the web at www.peicrimestoppers.com , with a free Apple/Android App found on website, by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

The RCMP on Prince Edward Island are fortunate to have excellent community support in curbing crime and are appreciative of any information, no matter how minor it may seem.

Damage to the Devin Special happened overnight in Murray Harbour between July 3 and 4.
Damage to the Devin Special happened overnight in Murray Harbour between July 3 and 4.

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