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Navy launch search for missing crewman after Phuket fishing boat sinks

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The fishing boat sank just 2.9 nautical miles north of Racha Noi Island, south of Phuket. Image: Royal Thai Navy

 

PHUKET:-- A search has been launched for a Myanmar worker now missing at sea after the fishing boat he was on sank south of Phuket earlier today (Feb 26).

 

Officers from the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Third Area Command at Cape Panwa were notified at about midday that a fishing boat had sunk about 2.9 nautical miles north of Racha Noi Island.

 

Vice Admiral Cherngchai Chomcherngpat, Commander of the RTN Third Area Command identified the sunken fishing boat as the “Jor. Kongwattana 54”.

 

Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/navy-launch-search-for-missing-crewman-after-phuket-fishing-boat-sinks-75009.php

 

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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2020-02-26

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Crew member of sunken boat still missing

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Crew members of the sunken ship that were rescued disembark from Chor. Namcharoenchai 6 and board the Navy vessel. Photo: Royal Thai Navy

 

PHUKET: A crew member of a fishing boat that sank yesterday (Feb 26) is still missing, authorities confirmed to The Phuket News today.

 

 

The boat sank around midday yesterday about 2.9 nautical miles north of Racha Noi Island. Six members of the crew were rescued by a passing boat, the Chor. Namcharoenchai 6, but one Myanmar national had remained on the sinking vessel to retrieve something from the cabin and did not reappear as it sank.

 

Capt Sathaporn Luengthongkham, Chief of the Thai Marine Enforcement Command Center Region 3, confirmed that a second search and rescue effort was conducted this morning, but to no avail.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/crew-member-of-sunken-boat-still-missing-75024.php

 

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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2020-02-28
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