Four foreigners and two Thais from Phuket were rescued after water leaked into a yacht near Lanta Island over the past weekend.
The Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command told the Phuket Express that on Friday (November 24th) at 6:00 P.M. Navy officers stationed on Lanta Noi Island and staff from the Mu Ko Lanta National Park rescued six people on a yacht near the Five Islands (Koh Haa).
There were four foreigners (all male) and two Thais (1 male, 1 female) on the yacht. They were not injured. They were travelling from Phuket on the yacht when the yacht was hit by a wave before getting stuck on a rock, water then leaked into the yacht. They were all taken back to the mainland safely
A water pump was used to remove some of the water in the yacht. The yacht was tied to empty oil tanks to prevent it from sinking while the yacht owner was contacted in order to move the yacht back to the land.
The names of those involved in the flooding incident were not released by the Royal Thai Navy to the relevant press.