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Fire engulfs Phuket speedboats at Chalong Pier

PHUKET: Police are investigating a fire that broke out at Chalong Pier early this morning (Apr 19), causing an estimated B25 million in damage to six Phuket tour speedboats.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 19 April 2016, 09:15AM


Phuket Marine Police Chief Lt Col Panya Chaichana was called to Chalong Pier, a popular departure point for dive tours and tour boats heading to nearby islands, at 3am.

Police arrived with 10 fire trucks from Rawai, Chalong and Wichit Municipality.

“Firemen took two hours to put the fire out,” said Col Panya.

All six speedboats damaged by the blaze belonged to Phuket tour company Nikorn Marine.

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“One crew member was injured in his attempts to put out the fire, police were told,” Col Panya added.

“The cost of the damage is estimated to be more than B25 million,” he said.

“We have an investigation underway to find out what caused the fire.” Col Panya added.

 

 

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Kurt | 19 April 2016 - 12:33:07

Are these not seaworthy plywood speedboats running on diesel oil or still unsafe on gasoline?
They have to carry impressive volumes ( in spare drums) of it to make a day trip.

Kurt | 19 April 2016 - 11:11:01

The burned speedboats were not moored at Chalong Pier, but at the sandy waterfront nearby.
I remember, last year Phuket Marine office 5 'ordered' the speedboats to vacant that location, and mooring at a other  location.
The speedboat owners ignored Government orders, and the Government did not enforce it's own order.

Many 'orders' are ignored in Thailand.

Always the sam...

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