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Explosion, fire on ferry off Chumphon, passengers injured

Explosion, fire on ferry off Chumphon, passengers injured

CHUMPHON: Passengers were reported injured by an explosion and fire aboard a passenger ferry on the Chumphon-Koh Tao route, about three kilometres off the Chumphon coast, on Wednesday afternoon (July 20).

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By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 20 July 2022, 07:13PM


Police and rescue workers raced to help injured passengers off the burning boat, near Koh Ka in Tambon Hat Sairee, in Muang District, Chumphon. The injured mostly suffered burns, reports the Bangkok Post.

Other passengers jumped into the sea.

There was an explosion on the ferry, operated by Lomprayah Co, around 2.30pm.

Police said the engine exploded. The fire spread from there, Thai media reported.

Phuripat Theerakulpisut, Deputy Director-General of the Marine Department, said later that the passenger ferry ‘Lomlakkhirin 18’ departed Lomprayah pier in Chumphon at 2pm with 18 passengers and two crew.

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The explosion occurred near Koh Thong Lang, about three kilometres off the coast.

All passengers and crew were rescued. Some passengers were slightly injured. There were no deaths, said Mr Phuripat.

Early media reports said 18 passengers were injured.

An investigation into the cause of the fire was being launched.

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Capt B | 21 July 2022 - 17:46:12

,,, as the fuel mixes with the lubricating oil. The Bangladeshi Chief Engineer, who I ran off, just kept pouring more lube oil into the Top End Lub Oil Header Tank to up the pressure. I shut it down & fixed it in front of him in the galley with a gas stove n silver solder. Idiot could've killed us all. 

Capt B | 21 July 2022 - 17:28:55

Engines do explode suddenly. All it takes is a fuel pump to injector blown injector line under the rocker/valve covers that can't be seen. Fuel then runs down the valve guides & into void space of a hot lube oil sump & bang. The crankshaft inspection plate is also the crankcase explosion plate.
The only warning the Engineers get is a slight lube oil pressure drop as the fuel mixes wit...

Ash Ward | 21 July 2022 - 12:17:35

Motors usually blow up when they are not serviced.  Usual Thai attitude. That motor will be a very expensive repair!

Kurt | 21 July 2022 - 11:27:10

Engines not explode suddenly  when well inspected/maintained. So Thailand is showing again a ferry that was not suitable for safe tourist sailing. Guess Officials are now working very hard to keep responsiblities away from their office desks. Who get blamed for this unsafe ferry? And what dumb 'transparant' nonsense are we going to be told about it? Well, perhaps TAT will be consulted.

JohnC | 21 July 2022 - 08:52:27

So what is correct? About 3kms or about 5kms off the coast, since you state both? You think they would at least get that detail correct!

 

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