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Boat goes up in flames

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Thursday, March 20, 2014

PORTS officials worked late into the night dousing flames which engulfed a fishing boat in the Suva Harbour yesterday.

People crowded the Suva foreshore as they watched in awe following the start of the fire about 4.50pm.

Witness Salanieta Tiko said they were sitting along the sea wall when they saw smoke coming out of the boat.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri confirmed the fire started from the wheelhouse of the vessel SK7.

"According to our water police team, the fire started from the wheelhouse before spreading to the other parts of the boat," Insp Sokomuri said.

He said they were yet to determine whether some crew members were on board when the fire started.

Korean embassy trade and information officer Kim Ji-Yoon confirmed they would need more information before they could establish if it was really a Korean fishing vessel although a Korean national flag was sighted on the boat.

National Fire Authority CEO John O'Connor said they didn't respond to the fire as it was not their area of work.








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