Seven people, including four children, have avoided injury after being rescued from a fire that sank a vessel near Pioneer Rocks off the Whitsundays Coast.

Smoke billows from a vessel ablaze about two nautical miles off Airlie Beach Marina in the Whitsundays. Video: Ben Quick

Seven people, including four children, have avoided injury after being rescued from a fire that sank a vessel near Pioneer Rocks off the Whitsundays Coast on Monday morning.

Early reports said the fire had started at the rear of the boat just before 10am and the occupants had escaped to another boat.

An ambulance…

Continue reading this news article…