Brit charged, fined after yacht lightning-strike fire

 Brit charged, fined after yacht lightning-strike fire

Amazing view of the sea in Phuket. Photo: Mussi Katz / flickr.



PHUKET: The British skipper on board the yacht that caught fire after a lightning strike and burned to the waterline off Phuket late last Friday afternoon has been handed down a three-month suspended jail term and fined B3,000 for operating a boat in Thai waters without the appropriate license.

The news was revealed at Phuket Provincial Hall late yesterday afternoon (Nov 5) at a meeting called by Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana.

Full story: thephuketnews.com

By The Phuket News



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