Three Europeans injured, Brazilian missing in luxury boat blast

By GC Tan
  • Nation
  • Friday, 16 Sep 2016

ALOR SETAR: Three crewmen were injured while another was reported missing in a luxury boat fire following an explosion in mid-sea near Muka Head off Penang.

The luxury boat left a yacht club in Langkawi at 7pm Thursday heading to Singapore.

It is believed that a fire broke out at the engine section before the explosion. The boat M/UN1K capsized after the blast before Friday midnight.

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) received a satellite distress signal from the boat at about 12.05am Friday. A vessel was dispatched to the scene.  

Novakovic (foreground) and Kolic being wheeled to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital for treatment. – Star pix by GC Tan

The three injured crews were, however, rescued by a local fishing vessel while they were drifting in a life raft at about 3am. 

They were rushed to the Kuala Kedah jetty, to be transferred to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital for treatment.

The trio arrived at the hospital in an ambulance at 8.15am.

The injured were identified as Serbian Novak Novakovic, 28, Croatian Rudolf Kolic, 61, and Jaroslav Horejsek, 37, from the Czech Republic. 

Lucas Bondezan, 24, a Brazilian, was reported missing.

The Kuala Kedah MMEA base will issue a statement later.

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