Phuket superyacht blaze spurs officials to call for B50mn fire boat plan to be approved

Phuket superyacht blaze spurs officials to call for B50mn fire boat plan to be approved

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Phuket’s inability to fight boat fires was made clear with the burning of the 55-metre superyacht Lady D this week. Photo: PR dept

 

PHUKET: Top Phuket officials have pointed out that the province’s poor ability to respond to the Lady D superyacht fire this week has highlighted the need for the central government to support a B50-million water safety plan – which includes fire boats – that has already been submitted, but not yet approved.

 

Phuket Vice Governor Supoj Rotreuang Na Nongkhai, and Prapan Kanprasang, Chief of the Phuket provincial office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket) both called for the government to approve the B50mn plan at meeting held at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday afternoon (Aug 8 ) held to review details of the Lady D superyacht fire on Wednesday.

 

The Lady D caught fire Wednesday morning, with the blaze quickly growing out of control. The 55-metre superyacht was towed away from other boats moored at Ao Po Grand Marina for safety as it was carrying a large volume of fuel on board.


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