Speed boats gutted by fire at Phuket pier

Speed boats gutted by fire at Phuket pier

Smoke and flames billow from the two burning speed boats at Yamu boat pier in tambon Pak Khlok,  in Phuket's Thalang district, on Tuesday. (Photo: Achadtaya Chuenniran)
Smoke and flames billow from the two burning speed boats at Yamu boat pier in tambon Pak Khlok, in Phuket's Thalang district, on Tuesday. (Photo: Achadtaya Chuenniran)

PHUKET: Two speed boats were heavily damaged when one of them caught fire while moored at a pier in Thalang district on Tuesday.

Police said the Lee Loo 2 caught fire about 4.30pm at the Yamu boat pier in tambon Pak Khlok. 

The owner said he brought his boat to the pier after dropping some tourists ashore  The fire started while the twin-engine boat was being refuelled.

The flames from Lee Loo 2 spread to the Phrae Ploy 3, which was moored next to it.

The damage to the two fibreglass boats, which were not insured, was estimated at 1 million baht.

Vocabulary

  • ashore: on land; towards, onto or on land, having come from an area of water such as the sea or a river - บนบก, เทียบฝั่ง, เกยฝั่ง
  • gutted : burned completely from the inside out - ถูกไฟไหม้
  • insured: having insurance - ซึ่งมีประกัน
  • moor: to attach a boat, ship, etc. to a fixed object or to the land with a rope, or anchor it - ผูกเรือ, จอดเรือ
  • pier: a platform sticking out into water which people walk along or use when getting onto or off boats - ท่าเรือชนิดยื่นออกไปในน้ำ, สะพานที่ยื่นออกไปในน้ำ
  • refuel (verb): to put more fuel in a vehicle or aircraft - เติมเชื้อเพลิง

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