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Five injured in Phang Nga tourist speedboat fire

Five injured in Phang Nga tourist speedboat fire

PHUKET: Three crewmen injured in a tourist speedboat explosion and fire in Phang Nga yesterday (Nov 8) are now recovering at Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town.

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By The Phuket News

Monday 9 November 2020, 10:51AM


The Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command, based on Cape Panwa in Phuket, reported that its officers were informed at about 8:20am that the speedboat ‘Fiona’ had caught ablaze at Tap Lamu Pier in Thai Mueang District, north of Phuket.

Navy personnel on board RTMS Panyi were dispatched to render assistance to the five captain and crew on board and to douse the fire.

One of the crewmen explained that while he was starting the boat to check its readiness for taking tourists to the Moo Koh Similan National Park, there were sparks from the boat engine, leading to an explosion.

No tourists were on the boat at that time, the Navy reported. 

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Before Navy assistance arrived, the crew on board moved the speedboat away from other vessels moored in the area to prevent the fire from spreading to other boats, the crewman added.

Three of the boat crew on board suffered serious injuries and were brought to Vachira Phuket Hospital, noted the Navy report.

The other two crewmen on board suffered only minor injuries and were taken to the Khao Lak medical centre.

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Capricornball | 09 November 2020 - 17:58:28

Ahh, getting ready to return to business as usual.  

Kurt | 09 November 2020 - 11:30:13

And,.. we still continue with these high risk burning plywood boats,  not install diesel engines, and untrained crews to handle emergencies.  It could have been a disaster if there were tourists on board.  But ok, keep allowing sparking dangerous fuel engines, instead of diesel. No learning curve at all, it seems.

 

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