Two More Missing Thai Navy Sailors Found Deceased, Eight Still Missing, Death Toll Rises to 21

Prachuap Khiri Khan –

Two more bodies of navy officers who had gone missing were found. Eight of them are still missing and the death toll rose to 21.

Our first previous story:

A Royal Thai Navy ship capsized off of the Bang Saphan district. 73 crew members have been rescued while approximately 33 are still in the sea.

Now for the update:

The Royal Thai Navy has announced this morning (December 27th) at 11:30 A.M. they found two more bodies at Sak Island in Chumphon. Their bodies are now being examined for positive identification.

This brings the total death toll to 21, while 8 are still missing. 18 of the 21 are positively identified as crewmen of the HTMS Sukhothai. Search and rescue efforts are underway.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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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.