River Cruise Ship Update

Phnom Penh: A three-story international cruise ship had what appeared to be a fire on board at 5:55 pm on April 23, 2019 on the Tonle Sap near the east side of Chroy Changva commune, Chroy Changvar district.

A witness on the river bank said there was an explosion heard from the boat, He saw a pale black smoke coming from the back and a crowd of people running to the side.

Immediately, the police force and traffic police went out in two boats and controlled the situation.

According to a guard, the large cruise liner was an international boat, which takes foreigners to Phnom Penh, He added that this was most likely a cruise ship from Vietnam, bringing foreigner tourists to Cambodia.

*The name of the boat and company, and what happened next were not reported in Kohsantepheap.

  • A reader on Facebook wrote:
  • “I asked someone at Aqua Mekong and they told me there was no fire.
    The fire detection system thought it was a fire (the engine room had a temperature of 41c and outside was 39c). It triggered the automatic fire prevention and sprayed foam on the engine. 
    So the smoke was from the foam “

2 thoughts on “River Cruise Ship Update

  • April 24, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Who are your sources? There was no fire but the extinguisher system was activated. Maybe you should put this under Fake News.

    • April 24, 2019 at 10:29 am

      Sources are clearly linked in the article.


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