Royal Thai Navy rescues fisherman and crew as boat capsizes in Phang Nga

Phang Nga –

  A fisherman and his crew has been rescued by the Royal Thai Navy after the fishing boat was capsizing in Phang Nga, north of Phuket this morning (May 13th).

The Royal Thai Navy based in Phang Nga was notified by a local fisherman at 5:55 A.M. that his fishing boat was about to be capsized in the Kura Buri district near the Mu-Ko Surin National Park.

At 7:00 A.M. the Royal Thai Navy approached and rescued the fishing boat named ‘Chock Preecha 2’. The fishing boat captain, named Mr. Amornwit Rakwongthaim, was with two Thai boat crewmembers and two Myanmar boat crewmembers.

Amornwit told The Phuket Express “Lot of seawater got into the boat which had broken the electric generator. The water pump was unable to remove water from the boat. Water continued to flow into the vessel and I was afraid that it was going to be capsized as we sunk lower and lower.”

At 9:15 A.M. the Royal Thai Navy removed all water from the fishing boat and the electric generator was working. The boat captain and his boat crew safely arrived on land.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.