Four Russians Rescued after Boat Capsizes in Mueang Phang Nga

Phang Nga –

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

The Ao Phang Nga National Park in the Pan Yee sub-district told the Phuket Express that on Saturday (December 23rd) they were notified that a long-tail boat had capsized East of Talu Mountain in the national park area.

Four Russians, who were one male and three females, a Thai tour guide, and a boat captain were found floating in the sea. The capsized long-tail boat was found nearby. All of them were wearing life jackets. They were rescued and safely taken back to the land.

The investigation into what happened was ongoing as of press time.

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.

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

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.