PHUKET: Everyone has been safely rescued from a Phuket dive boat that sank in Myanmar waters, said the Managing Director of Chalong Sea Sports, Pekka Torri.
However, the cause of the fire that erupted aboard the MV Blue Star
and led to its sinking has yet to be confirmed.
Mr Pekka declined to reveal any details about the incident, other than to confirm that everyone was rescued by a passing fishing boat and has returned to Phuket.
The Blue Star
is the second liveaboard dive vessel to end up on the floor of the Andaman Sea within as many weeks.
On January 29, MV The Flying Carpet
, operated by Aladdin Dive Safari, sank near the Similan National Park (story here