Captain flees ‘the man with the scythe’ when a speedboat explodes on Koh Samet
Daily News reported about a fire on a boat in Ban Phe harbor had caused quite a stir.
A video showed thick clouds of smoke from the tourist speedboat and the consequences when the completely burnt-out ship was destroyed by the fire. Two fire trucks were sent to the port and the fire was brought under control within 30 minutes.
Witnesses said they saw Captain Surachai Chokphakdee start the boat’s engine and then heard two explosions and a fire that quickly spread.
Captain Surachai suffered many burns, but managed to escape from his ship in time. He was taken to Rayong Hospital and is now out of danger, although he is still under the care of doctors.
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