Fire engulfs yachts in Tseung Kwan O, one boat sinks and one dog rescued

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25th February 2024 – (Hong Kong) At 4.23am today, a 6-meter-long yacht, moored near the pedestrian bridge at Tseung Kwan O Waterfront Park, suddenly caught fire, emitting thick smoke into the air. The blaze soon spread to an adjacent traditional Chinese-style yacht, measuring approximately 10 meters in length. Promptly alerted, the firefighting brigade swiftly dispatched multiple fire engines to the scene, equipped with three powerful water hoses.

The relentless onslaught of water from the hoses proved instrumental in subduing the fire, as the combined efforts of the firefighting team successfully extinguished the inferno by 6.06am.

Regrettably, the initial yacht that caught fire was unable to withstand the destructive force of the flames and subsequently sank into the depths of the sea. As a precautionary measure, a team of divers was promptly summoned to conduct an underwater search and ascertain the extent of the damage caused by the incident.

The firefighters managed to rescue a dog from one of the boats, and it was subsequently taken by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for further examination. Both the fire department and the police are currently investigating the incident, with underwater divers also called in to conduct a thorough search.