Boat fire and explosion reported near Po Toi Islands, one person rescued

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24th May 2024 – (Hong Kong) At 1.11pm today, a boat owner made an emergency call reporting a sudden fire and explosion on their vessel near Po Toi Islands. Firefighting vessels were dispatched to the scene to rescue the situation. They began dousing the engulfed ship with water while simultaneously conducting a search and rescue operation. One male individual was successfully rescued from the vessel. It is suspected that he sustained injuries to his feet and received immediate medical attention on board before being transported back to the shore via the rescue vessel. He was then transferred to Ruttonjee Hospital for further treatment. The cause of the incident is currently under investigation.