Fire broke out in the engine room of Dragon Star 1 ferry, on February 25. At the time of the incident the ferry was carrying 52 passengers, and was heading from Kuah Terminal, Langkawi Island to Kuala Perlis, northwest Malaysia. All passengers were rescued, but two were injured and were transferred to hospital.
According to local media, the fire engulfed the aft superstructure. This made the crewmembers of the ferry to instruct passengers to gather in the fore section.
A total of 52 passengers were on board the ferry, who were all rescued and brought back to the Kuah Ferry Terminal by nearby vessels.
However, a man and a woman were injured during fire and were transferred to Hospital Sultanah Maliha in Langkawi. They are currently receiving treatment for minor injuries, while four others have decided to return home.
Now, the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) will conduct a forensic investigation on the incident as soon as possible, in order to prevent similar incidents from taking place in the future.