When the fire occurred , the boat, owned by Le Van Minh with 7 crew members on board, was preparing to go to sea. The fire sparked from the engine room sent a huge column of thick smoke into the air.
A fire engine and 25 firefighters were called in to put out the roaring fire. It took them two hours to get the blaze under control. No casualties were reported.
However, the flames suddenly burst forth at 4:30 am on August 6. It took the firefighting force about 40 minutes to stamp out the fire.
The loss is estimated at over VND2 billion.