VIDEO: Yacht gutted by fire at Thai marina
A luxury catamaran has gone up in flames at a marina in Pattaya, Thailand, causing an estimated 18 million baht (US$539,000) of damage, according to media reports.
The fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon on a yacht at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Sattahip district, the Bangkok Post reports.
A video posted to the We Love Pattaya Facebook page shows smoke rising into the air from the boat, which was moored at a pier.
10:58น. ด่วน‼️ไฟไหม้เรือยอร์ชในโอเชี่ยนมารีน่า ยอร์ชคลับ จอมเทียน ขณะนี้ยังคุมเพลิงไม่ได้ แก้ไขล่าสุด 11:25น. สามารถควบคุมเพลิงได้แล้ว ขอบคุณ : Seabad SeasickPosted by เรารักพัทยา on Monday, 10 January 2022
Four fire engines dealt with the fire, which broke out before 11am and took around half an hour to extinguish, according to reports. Firefighters had to pull a water pipe 50 metres to the scene.
Pol Col Santi Chucherd, chief of the Na Jomtien police station, told media that no one was on board the yacht when the fire broke out. The fire is suspected to have been started by an electrical short circuit, although forensic officials are examining the yacht to establish the cause.
It’s the second global report of a major yacht fire on Tuesday, after a blaze at the Ferretti factory destroyed a 30-metre yacht worth a reported 10 million euros.