Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Hong Kong Dive Boat Catches Fire, Sinks

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A dive boat sank this past weekend after catching fire off Hong Kong.

No injuries or fatalities were reported from the blaze, and all aboard were rescued by another boat that was in the area.

The incident on the 23-meter (75-foot) boat took place off Jin Island — also known as Tiu Chung Chau — a popular dive destination. The fire caused dive tanks onboard to explode, according to video footage of the blaze.

The fire is being investigated by Hong Kong authorities.

(Image credit: SCMP Clips)

John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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