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Superyacht ablaze at the Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket

By The Thaiger

 

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A yacht, the ‘Lady D’ caught fire this morning at the Ao Po Grand Marina in the north of Phuket. Marina staff were notified of the fire at 8.25am this morning and called the local fire department. Marina staff called the Marine Police for assistance as well.

 

One fire truck arrived to fight the fire which has now been extinguished.

 

No injuries or death have been reported at this stage.

 

 

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Source: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/superyacht-ablaze-at-the-ao-po-grand-marina-in-phuket

 

 

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1 minute ago, Searat7 said:

Looks like another Thai built yacht, maybe by the same company that built the boat which sank in Phuket

Either that or a Thai crew so hence the fire suppression equipment was poorly  maintained or else when the fire alarm sounded they all ran away.

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4 hours ago, LivinginKata said:

Lot of fire damage to that boat. 

 

Edit .... would think a boat like that would have automatic fire suppression in key areas.

welcome to Thailand

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Blazing ‘Lady D’ super yacht cast adrift to burn away from Phuket shore

By The Nation

 

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Local officers of Paklok subdistrict in Phuket were notified at 8.30am on Wednesday of a fire aboard a luxury yacht parked at Grand Marina. 

 

Responding firefighters discovered the “Lady D” was out of reach, as it had parked 500 metres beyond the furthest extremity of the port. Officers had to order the yacht crew to cut its ropes in order to prevent the fire from traveling down the rope and spreading to nearby ships.

 

Punya Sompoarat, governor of Paklok, said that the fire involved a super yacht. The owner was nowhere nearby, while a small crew was left monitoring the vessel.

 

According to the report, the fire started at the far end of the Lady D. The yacht crew had tried to extinguish it using fire extinguishers but the flames had rapidly spread. 

 

No injuries or deaths have yet been reported.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30374403

 

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1 hour ago, smedly said:

probably near to retirement, old vessels like this become very expensive to maintain

I wonder how much it was insured for 

I thought that, more of an old barge than a super-yacht IMHO.

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16 hours ago, smedly said:

probably near to retirement, old vessels like this become very expensive to maintain

 

I wonder how much it was insured for 

My thoughts exactly.  Reminds me of the old RMS Elizabeth which was bought by a HK businessman to be converted into the floating Seawise University; sadly one evening, whilst under renovation, fire broke out simultaneously in several different locations when there was nobody on board! 

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