Surat Thani –
The body of a Myanmar woman was found floating near Tao (Turtle) Island in Surat Thani.
The Royal Thai Navy reports they were notified by an unidentified local fisherman that a woman’s body was found floating about 12 nautical miles from Tao Island. Near the body fishermen found about 20 gallon drums floating in the sea.
The Royal Thai Navy rescue team went to the area to recover the body and the body was later identified by officers as Miss. AYE PA PA KHAING, 39, Myanmar national.
Officers later found out that she was working on a cargo boat with five other crew members. The boat departed from Chumphon on February 18th. Boat crew members told relevant officers that the cargo boat capsized after strong waves hit.
Five other crew members survived and only Miss Khaing was missing.