Fishermen rescued after their boat battled with waves near Samui Island


Samui Island, Surat Thani –

Two fishermen have been rescued after their boat was being hit by multiple large waves near Samui Island.

Two fishermen were reported missing at night earlier this week near Baan Tai Beach in the Koh Samui district.

Officials and local fishermen launched the search for about one hours before the two fishermen who are Mr. Aran Eakjcheewa, 70, and Mr. Manoo Sripaew, 50, were found alive and floating in the sea. They were safe but weak. They were both taken back to land.

Mr. Aran told The Phuket Express, “There was strong wind and waves while we were heading back to the shore. Our fishing boat was battling with waves 500 meters from the shore. The boat capsized whie we were waiting for help and then we floated in the sea, both of us being strong swimmers despite our age. Our fishermen friends who realised that we were not back on time returned to the area they last saw us before they found us.”

Aran and Manoo were very thankful for being rescued but both men stated that they would be back out at sea making a living as soon as they were recovered, stating the incident had not scared them off permanently from fishing.


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Goongnang Suksawat
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 four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some 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.