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Luxury yacht completely destroyed by fire in Phang Nga Bay

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VIDEOS: ออส สมทิพย์ / Newshawk Phuket

A luxury yacht caught fire yesterday afternoon (Saturday) off Koh Ngam, near Laem Sai in Paklok on the north-east coast of Phuket in Phang Nga Bay. The white sloop, called ‘Emmjay’, was 51 feet in length. The fire started around 4.45pm. At this stage investigators believe it was hit by lightening, setting off the fire. Nine British tourists were onboard but are all safe. The boat has been completely destroyed and any remaining wreckage sunk.

The yacht was described in a charter rental advertisement…

“Enjoy Phuket, Thailand by boat! Charter the 51ft Cyclades “Emmjay” for up to 12 people. Includes 24 hourly sole use of the yacht, no sharing with other groups, services of Captain and Chef 3 big meals per day & snacks, running cost of the yacht (fuel-water), all taxes. Rates as low as ฿34225 THB per day.”

More details when they come to hand…

PHUKETA luxury yacht on fire this afternoon off Koh Ngam, near Laem Sai in Paklok on the north-east coast of Phuket. Looks approximately 55 feet in length. Started around 4.45pm. Boat now completely destroyed.VIDEO: ออส สมทิพย์ / Newshawk Phuket

Posted by The Thaiger on Saturday, November 3, 2018

PHUKETLuxury yacht burning off the coast of Paklok in Phang Nga Bay, burns completely to its waterline and sinks. Fire started on the 55ft (approx) sloop at around 4.45pm today. Believed to be just off Koh Ngam island.VIDEO: ออส สมทิพย์ / Newshawk Phuket

Posted by The Thaiger on Saturday, November 3, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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