Lonely Planet Writer

Halong Bay tourist cruise boat goes up in flames with 25 on board

Halong Bay, Vietnam.
Halong Bay, Vietnam. Image by Michael Voelker / CC BY 2.0

A cruise boat in the popular tourist destination of Halong Bay, northeast Vietnam, burst into flames on Tuesday night. The boat was carrying 25 passengers at the time, including 16 foreign tourists. All passengers were rescued by coast guards. Firefighters were unable to prevent the blaze from destroying the boat, which had reportedly just resumed service following official security and tourism-service checks. Last year fires were reported on two other boats in the bay. Read more: thanhniennews.com