DETECTIVES investigating a fire and vessel break-in at d’Albora Marina last year have released CCTV footage from the incident.
About 2.30am on Wednesday August 8, emergency services were called to the Nelson Bay marina on Teramby Road, following reports of vessels on fire.
Two commercial game fishing boats called the Ultimate and the Hammerhead, which were moored next to each other, were well alight when crews arrived at the scene. Both ended up sinking.
It took crews two hours to extinguish the blaze as toxic fumes from the firberglass boats filled the air. A third boat – Port Stephens Parasailing – owned by Port Stephens Watersports was also damaged beyond repair.
At the same time a moored vessel was broken into, and cash was stolen.
A crime scene was established and forensically examined.
Following inquiries, a 23-year-old man was charged at the time. He remains before the courts.
Investigators from the Marine Area Command have now released CCTV footage of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
The man depicted is aged in his 50s, with a beard, and barefoot. He is wearing a dark coloured jacket and carrying a bag.
Inquiries are continuing.
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