5 injured after engine explodes on Phang Nga speedboat

5 individuals have been injured, 3 seriously, after a moored speedboat caught fireplace in Phang Nga province yesterday. The incident occurred round eight.30am. The boat was tied up to the Thap Lamu boat pier, where most Similan Island-bound personal tour boats depart from and return to. The injured have been all crew from the boat.
According to witnesses, the captain began the boat’s engines and sparks began spitting out for the engine casing, adopted by an explosion. 5 crewmen have been injured, three of them significantly, including the boat’s skipper. They have been rushed to Vachira Phuket Hospital, a couple of 90 minute drive away, and the opposite 2 with minor injuries had been despatched to the Khao Lak medical centre, simply eight kilometres away. There had been no vacationers on the speed boat at the time of the incident.
A Navy boat dragged the burning vessel away from the pier into the center of the channel to prevent the fire from spreading to other boats moored at the pier.
The commander of the 2nd Naval Area, sent the HTMS Panyi to the scene to try to put out the hearth, safe the realm and tow the burning boat away.
Fortune ’s entrance is small and an isthmus of land offers safety to boats from the Andaman Sea’s wind and waves. Many pace boats are usually moored in the harbour servicing the favored dive journeys out to The Similan Islands. Local fishing boats also use the harbour..

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