The commander of the 1st Naval Region announced the discovery of another two dead bodies believed to be those of missing crewmen of the ill-fated HTMS Sukhothai.
Vice Admiral Pichai Lorchusakul, commander of the 1st Naval Region, said the bodies were found at 8 PM last night, December 24th, and would be transported to the mainland by HTMS Kraburi and HTMS Narathiwat. One of the bodies was later identified as Waraphong Bunsakorn, a crewman of the corvette, according to the commander.
This brings the total death toll to 11 people, while 18 are still missing. 6 of the 11 are positively identified as crewmen of the HTMS Sukhothai. Search and rescue efforts are underway.
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