The MV Dodi Princess has been completely burnt beyond recognition. The incident occurred on Friday night. The cruise, which is most popular among Ghanaians and foreign visitors alike, serves as a recreational facility for many.
According to eyewitnesses, the Dodi Princess, which has three decks, had been anchored at the key side to transport some passengers on Saturday when it caught fire. Before the Fire Service could get to the scene, the cruise boat had been reduced to ashes by the furnace.
A preliminary report from the Fire Service indicates that the fire might have started from the kitchen of the cruise boat and quickly spread to other parts ravaging a greater part of it. The cooks are believed to have abandoned the boat without putting out the fire completely.
A full scale investigation into the fire will be conducted to unravel the cause of the accident.
The MV Dodi Princess is usually available for hire for parties, sightseeing cruises, weddings, birthdays and any type of celebrations on all days of the week except on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.