The Royal Thai Navy rescued 21 people which included three foreigners after a boat engine malfunctioned in Songkhla.
The Royal Thai Navy Second Area Command reported that on Monday (November 27th) at 10:10 A.M. they were notified from a boat in distress conducting scientific surveys that there were 21 people on the boat in total, 15 were boat crew members, one teacher, two students from the Faculty of Fisheries at a university in Songkhla and three unidentified foreigners.
The boat had originally departed from a pier in Songkhla on November 23rd. They were testing soil layer surveying equipment in the sea when the boat engine malfunctioned and the boat captain was unable to regain control of the vessel.
All people on the boat were taken back safely to land at 8:00 P.M. on Monday, November 27th. The boat was later pulled back to land by the company responsible for the ship.
The incident is reportedly under review by relevant agencies as of press time.