LPG Carrier Kantika with damages for $0,65 millions after Fire onboard

By Accidents

A fire broke out on the board of a rust-covered eighty-meter long LPG carrier Kantika on Sunday morning at about 8.30am offshore Phuket, Thailand. The Thailand-registered vessel, owned by Ayudhya Public Co, had fortunately unloaded its cargo prior to the accident.
“I was working in the aft engine zone. I smelled smoke and then I saw it was coming from around the communications room.
“I tried to put it out but there was too much smoke on everywhere, so I ran out to get help,” told crew member Mr Panurat.
Due to a quick reaction of the Marine Department aided by the Royal Thai Navy’s helicopter the fire was put out by 11 am.
Mr Panurat, the only man still on the board after 3 other crew members had gone ashore the same morning, was saved immediately from the ship. The 600-million-baht LPG carrier had been moored in the Taphao Yai Bay for about 2 months where it was selling LPG.
According to the preliminary information the damage is said to equal THB (Thai Baht) 20 million.