Day: October 10, 2015

Cacilhas

Cacilhas

Cacihas
Photo: macaudailytimes.com.mo

The 29 meter long high-speed ferry Cacilhas caught fire between Hong Kong and Macau.  The ferry had left from the Sheung Wan terminal with 134 passengers when the fire broke out in the vessel’s engine room by a malfunctioning machine.  Black smoke and fire erupted out of the starboard side funnel.  All passengers were transferred to the lower deck while the local fire brigade responded. The fire was extinguished and the ferry was towed back to the Sheung Wan terminal. No reports of injuries or pollution released.