PHUKET: Everyone has been safely rescued from a Phuket dive boat that sank in Myanmar waters, said the Managing Director of Chalong Sea Sports, Pekka Torri.

However, the cause of the fire that erupted aboard the MV Blue Star and led to its sinking has yet to be confirmed.

Mr Pekka declined to reveal any details about the incident, other than to confirm that everyone was rescued by a passing fishing boat and has returned to Phuket.