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56m superyacht catches fire at Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket

The 56.39-metre (185-foot) superyacht Lady D caught fire this morning (7th August) at the Ao Po Grand Marina, north of Phuket in Thailand.

“Marina staff were notified of the fire at 8:25am this morning and called the local fire department and also called the Marine Police for assistance as well,” noted Gordon Fernandes, head of Asia Pacific Superyachts in Phuket & Myanmar.

A fire truck arrived at the scene of the fire, which has now been extinguished. It is reported that all crew were evacuated safely, with firefighters confirming there are no injuries.  

Built in the United States, Lady D is an older converted private yacht, originally constructed in 1976 as a US Coast Guard-Inspected, ABS-Classified and LoadLined Offshore Oilfield Supply vessel.

She was reconfigured and reconstructed in 1989 as an ocean-going yacht and underwent a refit in 2010 and upgrades to her mechanical systems and hull in 2005/2006. 

She is known as an incredible ocean cruiser, with an outstanding range and exceptional levels of comfort which has been maintained and equipped to the highest standards.

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