Three people have been rescued after water leaked into a boat at an island in Phuket.
The Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they were notified from the Atica boat near Green Island (Koh Khaew) about the emergency. They quickly arrived at their location and three people which were two men and a woman were rescued and safely arrived at the Deep Sea Port in Wichit. The woman had personal health issues and she needed to sit in a wheel chair.
The three rescued people told officers that they went into the sea to test the boat engine but water then leaked into the boat. The boat captain found that the engine was broken and they decided to take the boat to the nearest island, the Green Island, while calling and waiting for help.
Similar incidents recently in the south and Pattaya:
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.