Foreigner and Thai Missing after Boat Capsized in Khura Buri, Phang Nga

Phang Nga –

One foreigner and one Thai are still missing after a diving boat capsized in the Khuri Buri district.

The Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Center told the Phuket Express that at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday (December 23rd) they were notified from a local boat that a diving boat capsized near the Torinla Island (Khai Island) which is about four nautical miles south of the Surin National Park.

The boat was carrying 14 tourists which had departed from the Thap Lamu Pier in the Thai Mueang District for diving near the island.

A local boat has rescued 12 people who were a combination of tourists and boat crew members. However, one foreigner and one Thai are still missing. A search was launched by the Royal Thai Navy.

Similar incidents recently in the south and Pattaya:

About seventy tourists were evacuated after water leaked into a night ferry before it eventually sank near Ang Thong Island.

Four Russians and a Thai tour guide have been rescued after a boat capsized in Mueang Phang Nga.

A catamaran carrying 29 people, the majority being foreign tourists, capsized this evening, December 23rd, 2023, near Dongtan Beach after coming from Koh Larn near sunset. There were six minor injuries.

A tourist speedboat, “Bandaya 19,” capsized near Bubu Island, about 3 km from Satun’s Lipe Island, Sunday (Dec 24). The boat carried 73 tourists, including 3 children and 4 crew members.

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.