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Marine activity banned around the charred remnants of yacht off Patong

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The Phuket Marine office has banned marine vessels from going near the area where the ‘Soraya’ was destroyed on Wednesday evening.

The announcement states…

“The ‘Soraya’ caught fire on Wednesday night 400 metres off Patong Beach. Some parts of the yacht are still on the water surface and some parts under water.

“For the best chances of navigation and to prevent any marine accidents, all marine vessels are being banned inside a 200 metres radius from the area of the incident, day and night.

A fire destroyed the luxury catamaran yacht moored off Patong Beach on Wednesday. The Australian owner called for help before escaping from the fire as it engulfed the vessel.

Read more about the incident and the Australian’s escape from boat HERE.

 

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