Three boat crew members safely rescued after yacht capsizes in Krabi this morning

Krabi –

Three boat crew members on an inflatable rescue boat were safely rescued from a capsized yacht in the middle of the sea between Koh Lanta Yai and Koh Ha of Krabi province this morning, May 22nd.

Officials from the Marine Enforcement Command Centre Region 3 (Thai-MECC) ordered an immediate rescue to local authorities under its command after being alerted of the sunken yacht around 6:00 AM.

Three crew members reportedly fled the boat and were floating on a small rescue boat in the stormy sea, located about 10 nautical miles from the Mu Koh Lanta National Park.

The 3rd Naval Area operation center launched a helicopter to join the search with local fishing and patrol boats. The sea and air search went on for four hours until the three survivors were spotted and safely rescued on board around 10:00 AM.

The survivors were not identified.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.