TWO casualties were involved with one person taken to hospital when a super yacht was destroyed in a major blaze at Bangor.

Two fire crews from Bangor and two from Caernarfon were called out when the £250,000 Sunseeker power boat was burnt out on the quay at Port Penrhyn on Saturday at around 12.32am.

It is the same yacht that the North Wales Chronicle reported going aground, at Moelfre, in September 2017. Following an RNLI rescue it was taken to hardstanding at Beaumaris, and then moved to Porth Penrhyn, where it has been ever since.

A North Wales Fire and rescue spokesperson said: "On May 18, at Porth Penrhyn Bangor, at 12.32am, two crews from Caernarfon and two crews from Bangor, attended a boat fire with 100% damage.

"There was one male casualty and one female casualty involved. The cause is unknown, but a fire service investigation is now over."

A North Wales Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "“We were called in the early hours of Saturday, May 18, at approximately 12.58am to reports of a boat on fire in the Porth Penrhyn area, Bangor.

"We responded with one ambulance and one patient was transported to Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital in Bangor.”

Customers at the nearby Nelson public house came out to watch the fire.

One eyewitness, Bangor resident Bradley Mitchell-Williams, from Bangor said: "I was at the Nelson pub on Friday evening, when a little after midnight some people rushed out of the pub, when I came to leave it was clear that a boat was on fire and it had been for some time.

"It was not obvious what had started the fire. Two fire engines, an ambulance and police were observed at the scene.

"By the morning it had appeared that one boat had been moved to safety I think due to the wind blowing the flames, the boat on the other side of the boat also had scorch marks."