A mechanic identified as Fizul Adams is now nursing second degree burns about his body after a boat caught afire and exploded at the New Amsterdam Stelling.
The Guyana Police Force said Adams was fueling the vessel using a built-in pump when the incident occurred.
“…while doing so, the fuel tank overflowed causing fuel to spill at the stern, as a consequence, a fire started, followed by a loud explosion, which threw Adams overboard…,” the GPF said in a statement.
The boat was quickly engulfed in flames and was completely destroyed.
Adams was rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he has been admitted.
Investigations are ongoing.