19 Mar 2013

New Caledonia Labour Party leader's boat destroyed by fire

2:34 pm on 19 March 2013

A complaint has been lodged by the leader of New Caledonia's Labour Party after his pleasure boat was destroyed in a fire.

Louis Kotra-Uregei has told local television he has no doubt that his boat, Le Grand Bleu, caught fire as a result of a crime.

Also a leading unionist, he says not everybody agrees with his ideas.

The fire at the Nouville wharf also damaged two other boats.