Fire Guts Speedboat on Samui Island

Samui Island, Surat Thani –

A fire destroyed a speedboat on Samui Island. No injuries were reported.

The Thai Marine Enforcement Command Center (Thai – MECC) reported the fire started after midnight on Sunday (February 5th) near the Seatran Port in the Bang Rak, Bohut sub-district. Officers from the Thai – MECC and other relevant officers arrived at the scene.

The speedboat was parked 50 meters from the shore. Many speedboats were parked nearby. Other boats were moved away from the stricken boat.

The Thai – MECC reports that the boat on fire was heavily damaged and finally sank. No death or injuries were reported. No oil leak was found nearby.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated as of press time.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.