TRIESTE An unmanned boat on board crashed around today 16, Saturday, August 18, against the cliffs of the beach Filtri along the Costiera triestina after having touched three other boats. On board – initially – there was only one person who, long before the vehicle reached the ground, dived into the water. The sailor, who looks burnt, was transported by ambulance to the Cattinara First Aid. On the spot, the Port Authority of Trieste warned firefighters and the state police.
From what the same pilot told the first swimmers who helped him, the man came from the harbor to board of the ship. Suddenly he realized that a fire was developing in the boat. At that moment he tried to turn it off, but when he failed, he just plunged into the water.
A version to verify: both from the video's and from the collected testimonies on the beach and in the vicinity, there is no fire on board, while the motorboat actually catches fire and after the impact destroyed by the flames
The vehicle, "crazy", at high speed and without control, flanked the beach, then turned into the mussel farm and touched three or four moored boats. Eventually it collapsed perpendicularly against a wall of a house on the edge of the Spiaggia dei Filtri, a stone's throw from the swimmers who immediately turn away.
La Capitaneria di porto of Trieste has opened an administrative investigation into the accident. The naval vessels of the Port Authority and the fire brigade of Trieste came to the scene of the accident, along with personnel from the Coast Guard who got off the ground.
The fire brigade took measures to extinguish the fire and secure the fire by removing the fuel on board; the pilot of the small boat, repaired at sea by two water sportsmen, was taken aboard in the nearby marina and entrusted to the health service staff 118, who led him to Cattinara.