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Fire guts luxury yacht at Yacht Haven

PHUKET: A luxury catamaran was gutted by a fire and sank at Phuket Yacht Haven Marina in Thalang yesterday afternoon (Apr 23), with damage estimated at B16 million.

By Bangkok Post

Sunday 24 April 2022, 09:30AM

The fire was reported about 1pm, said Pol Lt Col Sornthip Chukaew, an investigating officer at the Tha Chatchai Police Station, reports the Bangkok Post.

Firefighters and civilians helped put out the flames, which spread from the stern to the bow of the 12-metre craft named Jimmy Blue. Only the prow of the vessel remained above water.

There were no people on board when the fire started, and no casualties were reported.

Oil boom barriers had been placed in the water to prevent potential oil spills.

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The catamaran can carry up to 17 people ‒ 14 passengers and three crew members. It was permitted to sail in local waters between Ranong and Satun provinces after receiving a licence in 2014.

Following an inspection, officials said the blaze might have originated from an electrical short-circuit.

Further investigation was underway to determine the cause of the fire.

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BigaAResort | 26 April 2022 - 14:44:35

JohnC,good idea ,can you help me! but first pay my insurance please !

DeKaaskopp | 25 April 2022 - 19:32:39

@JohnC   "A locally made rental boat".   Hmm ,seems like being an expat for 30 years doesn't make someone automatically an expert on everything . 555

Wiesel | 25 April 2022 - 12:31:42

@JahannesC: show us where a Lagoon 400 S2 get built in Phuket!!

Kurt | 25 April 2022 - 10:25:25

In normal countries safety certificates of hotels, ( even seperate lifts), passenger boats, tour busses, etc,  must renew safety certificates yearly. Even piers have a safety certification. And this boat was sailing with a 2014 safety license? Well, This Is Thailand. All Thai disasters, effecting tourists, happen because Thailand has no good safety procedures/certification doings. 

Kurt | 25 April 2022 - 09:11:24

The Phuket tourist safety image saved again. Lucky Phuket that the fire not broke out while this boat was out there, sailing with tourists. A locally made boat? That explains a lot. No certified electric installation. License handed out in 2014? Not a yearly renewing?Try a fine break out.

JohnC | 25 April 2022 - 08:59:25

@bigaresort. Does that mean a fire is going to start at your little resort you can't sell? Not enough customers to pay your bills so do an insurance job, like the catamaran.

JohnC | 25 April 2022 - 08:57:03

Luxury yacht??? It was a locally made rental boat.

Kurt | 24 April 2022 - 11:26:53

Always electrical short-circuit thinking on Phuket. Has phuket no qualified electricians? When you look around, seeing the wiring everywhere, one doubt that. No electrical safety rules that has to be followed at installation of wiring?

BigaAResort | 24 April 2022 - 10:47:05

Not enough customers that's was caused the fire,


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