NSW Police are investigating how a yacht suddenly caught fire at a marina in Sydney’s south early this morning.

Emergency services were called to the marina on Fernleigh Road in Caringbah South at about 4am.

Fire & Rescue NSW crews arrived to find a 40m long yacht well alight. It sank as attempts were made to put out the fire, police said in a statement.

A yacht caught fire early this morning at a marina in Sydney's south.
A yacht caught fire early this morning at a marina in Sydney’s south. (Nine)

Two men were on the yacht when the fire broke out. They managed to flee the vessel and were taken to St George Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Officers from Sutherland Police Area Command attended, along with the Marine Area Command. A crime scene has been established at the marina as inquiries continue.

Attempts are still being made to contain the debris.



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