Woman is thrown through the air and into the sea by a violent explosion on her motorboat in Italy
- A boat exploded in Ponza harbor, Italy, throwing a woman into the sea
- Neither the family on board nor the petrol employee were harmed by the explosion
- Another man moved the gas pump so it wouldn’t catch fire
A woman was thrown from her motorboat into the sea after the boat exploded while the family was refueling it.
One of the surveillance cameras in the port of Ponza, Italy, captured the shock waves of the sudden explosion that sent the woman flying into the water.
Neither the gas station attendant nor any of the family members was harmed by the dramatic explosion.
A woman was blown off her boat when it exploded while refueling in the port of Ponza, Italy.
The video starts by showing the gas station attendant and the woman refueling the motor boat in the beautiful harbor.
Without warning, part of the motorboat explodes and the woman flies into the water followed by the attendant who jumps into the water.
The woman’s husband and his daughter also jump into the sea to escape the burning boat.
The gas station attendant and the woman’s husband and daughter jump into the water to avoid the burning boat
Another man runs to remove the gas pump so it doesn’t catch fire as the attendant struggles to get out of the water.
The family moves away from the boat while the servants use a hose to extinguish the fire.
Fuel vapor build-up is one of the most common reasons for gasoline powered motor boats to blow up.
Maintenance and good ventilation are the best ways to avoid a boat explosion, according to a 2019 warning from the US law firm Penney and Associate.