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Cruise ship catches fire off Ha Long Bay

Update: April, 11/2014 - 09:00
All 23 people aboard, including 15 foreign tourists, were rescued by a nearby cruise ship.— Motthegioi

QUANG NINH (VNS)— A fire broke out on a tourist vessel in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long Bay yesterday, according to provincial port authorities.

All 23 people aboard, including 15 foreign tourists, were rescued by a nearby cruise ship.

The fire happened when the vessel, operated by Cuu Long Co. Ltd, was on the way back after touring the bay from Wednesday. The fire was stamped out within an hour.

The provincial People's Committee has suspended operation of all ships operated by the company for technical and safety checks and has asked all tourist ship companies in the province to review the safety of their own fleets. — VNS


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