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Aphrodite Cruise Ship Fire May 6, 2016

Ship Fully Engulfed at Dock Halong Bay, Vietnam Fire Passengers Evacuated

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Aphrodite Cruise Ship Fire May 6, 2016

Ship Fully Engulfed at Dock Halong Bay, Vietnam Fire Passengers Evacuated

Cruise Ship Fire Aphrodite Fire

The cruise ship Aphrodite with reportedly 36 passengers aboard were evacuated when the cruise ship caught fire at the dock in Halong Bay, Vietnam at 1100 hours local time on Friday, May 6, 2016.

The passengers on an overnight cruise were from France, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom and only minor injuries were reported. Some jumped from the burning ship and were rescued.

A video filmed by nearby residents show the cruise ship at the dock when white smoke begins to be seen blowing from inside the ship. Within a few minutes the cruise ship is fully engulfed in flames with black smoke billowing from the ship.

Passengers were quickly evacuated from the ship and at one point, a person re-boards the ship to help others.

Hạ Long Bay, in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rain forests. Junk boat tours and sea kayak expeditions take visitors past islands named for their shapes, including Stone Dog and Teapot islands. The region draws scuba divers, rock climbers and hikers,.

Other Recent Cruise Ship Fires

  • Estrella Amazonica Fire - April 12, 2016
  • AidaPrima Fire - January 31, 2016
  • AidaPrima Fire - January 11, 2016
  • Cruise Europa Fire - December 21, 2015
  • Grand Princess Fire - November 30, 2015
  • L' Boreal - November 18, 2015
  • Splendour of the Seas Fire - October 22, 2015
  • Carnival Liberty Fire - September 7, 2015

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  • Burning Cold: The Cruise Ship Prinsendam and the Greatest Sea Rescue of all Time - October 4, 1980
  • Fire at Sea: The Mysterious Tragedy of the Morro Castle - September 8, 1934
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