UPDATE: Missing Phuket Fishing Boat Found, All Crew Members Safe


A missing Phuket fishing boat and four crew members have been found safely.

Our previous story:

A local Phuket fishing boat with four crew members has been out of contact and missing since last month.

An air search for a missing Phuket fishing boat and crew has continued.

Now for the update:

The Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command told the Phuket Express that yesterday, (February 13th), they were notified from a fisherman that the Thai fishing boat ‘Soi Sakun Petch’ which was missing since last month was found 42 nautical miles from the southwest of Phuket.

The navy went on a helicopter to the location where the missing fishing was found. All four crew members were safe. The fishing boat engine was broken. The fishing boat will be pulled back to the land by another fishing boat.

A speedboat was sent to bring the crew to the land where they all safely arrived.

They met their families who were waiting for them with tears of happiness. The crew were in good shape and said they fished for food and had ample water supply.


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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 five 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.