Three People Rescued after Water Leaks into Boat at an Island in Phuket

Phuket –

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:

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.

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.