Tourist catapulted into air before crashing into sea as boat explodes at harbour

This is the dramatic moment a tourist is catapulted into the air before crashing into the sea as the boat she’s on explodes while refuelling.

The woman wearing a bikini is caught on camera being launched by the fireball as the explosion tears through the boat at the Italian port of Ponza.

Thankfully the woman managed to escape the incident without any serious injuries despite the fact that the roof was reportedly blown off the boat.

CCTV footage of the shocking incident on Wednesday showed her standing on the edge of the boat which had pulled up at the harbour.

The woman was filling up the engine of the boat with fuel and disaster struck as she handed over the fuel hose to a man, the Daily Star reports.

The man eventually fell into the water himself before another two people on the boat were seen diving into the water away from the fire.

Another man was then seen running off to seek help.

An investigation is now underway into how the fire began.

WorldNewJ reported: “Neither the gasoline station attendant nor any of the relations have been harmed by the dramatic explosion.”

“Another man [ran] to manoeuvre the gasoline pump away in order that it [didn’t] set [the] hearth [on fire].”