PHUKET: The fire that caused the liveaboard dive boat MV Blue Star to sink in Myanmar waters was started by an electrical short circuit in the engine room, confirmed Ranong Marine Office Deputy Chief Pramuan Thessana this morning.

“The dive boat left from Thap Lamu Pier in Khao Lak on January 29,” Mr Pramuan said.

“It took the tourists on a diving trip to Mu Koh Surin National Park.