Local residents said they discovered black smoke billowing out of the Quang Minh 68 high-speed ship, numbered QN-3338.
As soon as the alarm was raised, recue force in Quang Ninh province immediately arrived to the scene to put out the fire. Other boats in the vicinity were asked to hurriedly move away from the scene to prevent the blaze from spreading and creating an even more substantial emergency.
As the ship is made from composite materials, it was completely destroyed by the fire in a matter of minutes.. Fortunately there were no casualties.
According to an initial investigation, the fire broke out in the ship's engine room.