Fire erupts from chimney of Star Ferry vessel, Fire Services Department launches investigation


25th February 2024 – (Hong Kong) At 1.02pm today, a startling incident unfolded at Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier, as a ferry bound for Wan Chai suddenly emitted intense flames from its chimney. Alarmed passersby promptly reported the incident to local authorities. Despite the occurrence, the involved “Twinkling Star” vessel proceeded on its journey towards Wan Chai. Multiple rescue boats swiftly converged at Wan Chai Pier, with firefighters boarding the ferry to investigate the cause of the fire. Fortunately, no injuries were reported during the incident.