Pattaya Ferry Bursts Into FlamesYet again there has been another marine accident involving a passenger ferry which burst into flames. Luckily all the passengers were rescued and there was no loss of life.
PATTAYA – June 1,2015 [PattayDailyNews]; at 13.30 pm Sawang Borriboon rescue team was notified by Rung-Ora-Wan boat that the boat was on fire and was carrying 102 passengers. After notification the officers rushed to rescue the boat.
At the scene the officers found a passenger ferry and the engine was on fire. The crew had tried to extinguish the fire with fire extinguishers. Also all the Chinese passengers had been rescued by about 10 speed boats that had taken them all a shore. Initially, it’s expected that the cause of fire was due to the engine overheating but will be investigated in depth to find the actual cause.
The reporters revealed that within in the last couple of days there have been 2 marine accidents that could have been a lot worse. A few days ago a boat sank and today a boat set on fire but luckily there were no injuries or deaths.