The 89 meter long, 2876 dwt LPG tanker Kanthicha caught fire while anchored at Phuket, Thailand. The fire started in the communications room. The crew attempted to put of the flames, but there was too much smoke. The crew requested assistance with personnel from the Marine Department and a helicopter from the Thai Navy responding. Their combined effort the fire was extinguished a few hours later. No reports of injuries or pollution released.