Body Found Floating Near Island in Phang Nga

Phang Nga –

A body was found floating near an island in Phang Nga.

The Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they were notified from a tour boat captain that they found a body while they were travelling between the Phi Phi Island in Krabi and the Yao Island in Phang Nga. However, it was dark and the Royal Thai Navy were unable to immediately recover the body.

Last week, the Royal Thai Navy was notified that a man identified only as Mr. Soe, 36, a Myanmar national who was a boat crew member fell from a fishing boat. The boat captain searched for him immediately at that time but failed to find Mr. Soe. The Royal Thai Navy believes that it is possible that the body seen is the missing Myanmar crew member.

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.

Three people have been rescued after water leaked into a boat at an island in Phuket.

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.