Long-tail Boat Capsizes after Arriving with Tourists on Island in Krabi

Krabi –

A long-tail boat capsized after foreign tourists arrived on an island in the Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park in Mueang Krabi.

The head of the Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park Mr. Yuttapong Damsrisuk told the Phuket Express that on Friday (November 17th) they were notified from staffers at the Mai Pai Island (Bamboo Island) about the incident. The long-tail boat was travelling with six foreign tourists from the Phi Phi Don Island to the Mai Pai Island.

The tourists had just arrived at the island and the boat and captain were waiting for the tourists near the beach when there was a strong wind and waves. As a result of the weather conditions, water leaked into the boat. The tourists were trying to help the boat captain not to let the boat sink. However, the boat finally capsized.

The foreign tourists were not injured. Another boat was called to pickup the tourists back to the Phi Phi Don Island after they finished their trip on the Mai Pai Island.

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.