The fire rapidly engulfed the boat The fire upon the vessel, with the number QNa 91775 TS, caused extensive damage. The incident started at 22:00 on November 26, causing property losses of VND9.2 billion. According to Tran Ngoc Huu, Chairman of Tam Hai commune People’s Committee, the boat is owned by Ngo Van Cat, a 50 year old fisherman from Tam Hai commune. Upon noticing the fire, local residents and fire fighting forces battled to extinguish the fire but their efforts were in vain due to the ferocity of the blaze. As the boat contained a large amount of flammable materials such as diesel and numerous fishing tools, the fire rapidly engulfed the boat. The inferno raged through the night and into the early morning and only was extinguished at 5:30 a.m. of November 27. An investigating is now underway into the cause of the fire.