Thailand: Cargo boat caught fire in PhuketChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 25, 2020
The captain of a coastal freighter was injured and much of the cargo destroyed by a fire that began in the engine room as the boat was about the depart from a pier in Muang district late yesterday night.
Sea incident The captain of a coastal freighter was injured
Topics: Thailand cargo boat fire Phuket
When the captain, Wirut Chinkan, 39, started the engine, sparks from the battery ignited nearby materials and the fire quickly spread, engulfing the boat, Mrs Thiamta said.
Mr Wirut sustained burns in his face and legs. He was rushed to a hospital for treatment.
Fire engines and crews and volunteers from the Kusoltham Phuket Foundation fought the fire. Severe damage was caused to the boat and the cargo before the flames were extinguished.
Actual damage was being assessed. Police were investigating the cause. ■