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VIDEO: 9 British tourists rescued from burning yacht in Phuket

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VIDEO: 9 British tourists rescued from burning yacht in Phuket

 

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Nine British tourists had to be rescued when the catamaran they were aboard caught fire in waters off Phuket.

The 5 men and 4 women were on the MJ yacht in Ao Kung bay when a fire broke out at around 5pm on Saturday.

The fire occurred after the boat was struck by lightning during a heavy downpour, WorkPoint News reported. 

The boat was completely destroyed but all nine passengers were rescued safely.

 

 

 

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26 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

The fire occurred after the boat was struck by lightning during a heavy downpour, WorkPoint News reported. 

Wow, some very lucky people indeed! I wonder if the mast was fitted with some sort of lightning rod? If so it could have saved these people's lives.  

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27 minutes ago, Dmaxdan said:

Wow, some very lucky people indeed! I wonder if the mast was fitted with some sort of lightning rod? If so it could have saved these people's lives.  

Er, dude, these people lives were already saved, because, er, they did'nt die...........

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6 minutes ago, thaiguzzi said:

Er, dude, these people lives were already saved, because, er, they did'nt die...........

Actually, I'm already well aware that I made a mistake in the wording of my post. My original opening sentence is testimony to the fact that I fully understanding that these folks didn't actually die. I do apologize for not always being perfect. 

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21 minutes ago, RichardColeman said:

Quite sure insuarance will claim act of god and not pay out

Maybe your misspelt post is supposed to be a joke but the Acts of God exclusion is a myth. It does not exist in insurance policy wordings.

 

 

 

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All sailboats should be afraid of lightning and the installation of an efficient lightning rod is very complicated for many technical reasons. There is an old way in case of very many lightning and therefore of great danger is to wind a few turns the anchor chain at the foot of the mast, without forgetting to join the metallic shrouds and leave an end of the chain in the water, it's far from simple too but in case of real emergency nothing is simple and as complicated and crazy as it sounds, it can save the life of a boat

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2 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

Quite sure insuarance will claim act of god and not pay out

Act of Buddha in Thailand, surely..?

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Deluded individuals who believe in an imaginary friend claim that god is all knowing, therefore everything is ‘an act of god’. Brilliant out for any insurance company, if they word policies in such a way.

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