Ferry fire, Malacca Strait

Fire erupted in engine room of DRAGON STAR 1 ferry in the afternoon Feb 25, when ferry with 52 passengers on board was en route from Kuah Terminal, Langkawi Island to Kuala Perlis, northwest Malaysia, Malacca Straint, Malaysia-Thailand boarder. Fire engulfed aft superstructure, passengers were gather in the fore section, and evacuated to vessels and boats nearby, which rushed to rescue. Two people sustained injures, ferry looks like she’s to be a total loss.
Passenger ferry DRAGON STAR 1, MMSI 533170403, length 50 meters, flag Malaysia.

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My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.