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Koh Samui News Update (site in Thai language) writes that Raja Ferry #4, loaded with trucks bringing garbage out from Koh Samui, crew and 15 drivers, has an accident (capsized?) August 1st at 10.20 pm (22:20), 10 people should have been rescued according to a posted message about 11:10.

 

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Boat incident at the four islands and five islands Checking with news sources For clarity

22.20 hrs. 01/08/63
Due to the ferry crash
Racha 4 boat carrying garbage from Koh Samui, crashes around the Fourth Island, Haa
Crew with 15 drivers
(Tanker, 10-wheel trailer, 3 vehicles, 2 pickup trucks)
Assistance - Samui water police boat is out to help.

In Google translation

 

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เหตุการณ์ เรือ บริเวณเกาะสี่เกาะห้า กำลังเช็คกับแหล่งข่าว เพื่อความชัดเจนแน่ชัด

22.20 น. 01/08/63
เหตุ เรือเฟอร์รี่ล่ม
เรือราชา 4 ขนขยะออกจากเกาะสมุย ล่มบริเวณ เกาะสี่เกาะห้า
ลูกเรือ พร้อม พนักงานขับรถ 15 คน
(เรือบรรทุกรถพ่วง10 ล้อ จำนวน 3 คัน รถกระบะ 2 คัน)
การให้ความช่วยเหลือ -- เรือตำรวจน้ำสมุยออกทำการช่วยเหลือ

Original post in Thai.

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22.00 hrs. On 1 August 2020, the Racha 4 ferry boat incident with the crew departed from Koh Samui heading for Donsak Pier, which occurred at the island of Koh Ha Koh Si (approximately 5 kilometers from the Koh Samui ferry pier

 

Currently, the governor of Surat Thani Province Command incident assistance At Koh Samui ferry terminal With a sheriff Ko Samui Municipality Ko Samui Police Station Ko Samui Marine Police Marine Pier Ko Samui To help

 

23.50 9 crew members were assisted by the Marine Police and the ALS team (green code) bringing the victims. Depart from Koh Samui Station Pier Send to Samui hospital

List of victims of the ferry accident (Racha 4)


Admitted to Koh Samui Hospital
1 Mr. Jumnin Buriamas (Tonkol)
2 Mr. Sutthirak Muang-in (Mechanic Motors)
3 Mr. Charoen Phongphancharoen (Mechanic of Motor Vehicles)
4 Mr. Chaikitkit Chimplee (Tarasi)
5 Mr. Kriengsak Chaiyawong (Tarasi)
6 Mr. Anuphon Chankasem (Tarasi)
7 Mr Wirot Jae Huang (Tarasi)
8 Mr. Sarayut To Muangklang (10 wheel driver)
9 Mr Boonchuay Phromthong (10 wheel driver)

 

Searching
1 Mr. Tevin Surat (Mr Rua)
2 Mr. Sirawut Thongboonyang (Tonkol)
3 Mr. Phacharathiprat (Tarasi)
4 Mr Tiwakorn Na Watchararit (Kulsi)
5 Mrs. Naphat Chanthan (Salesperson)
6 Mr. Chaichan Laosap (10 wheel driver)
7 Mr. Suwit Norasetworachai (Manager of the contractor company (pickup truck)

 

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Wow. I hope that they are all OK. Terrible weather at the moment (strong winds/waves).

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Three 10 wheel trucks and two pick up trucks according to Thai source. Not a full ferry and not during regular hours. Seems odd. Perhaps medical waste? 

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Would make sense to have garbage scheduled at night. With a trash mountain growing ever upwards and lots of money to be made shipping it to the mainland, why would they have only three 10 wheel trucks on a car ferry that can hold more? That is why I suspect it to be some special category of waste.

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THAILAND: Seven people went missing in the sea and nine others were safely rescued after a ferry was hit by a strong storm and capsized after leaving Koh Samui island, ... was loaded with garbage, three 10-wheel lorries and a pick-up truck

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1 hour ago, NanLaew said:

Maybe due to the dearth of tourists on the island, your 'trash mountain' isn't quite of Himalayan proportions and there's just not that much garbage that needs to be moved daily?

The trash mountain as of Jan 2020 wasn’t going to change much . 3 ten wheel trucks a day wouldn’t slow down this month’s garbage, much less the accumulation from when incinerator stopped functioning.

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These boat captains aren't like airplane captains who know how to really mange their cargo. Scary to say the least especially with the weather changing all the time now.. 

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10 hours ago, khunPer said:

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I hope they find the missing alive 

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6 minutes ago, Gulfsailor said:

I just heard two of the missing were found alive on Koh Tan, one of the nearby five islands. 

Latest sad update from Facebook; the bodies of the captain and the girl operating the onboard shop have been found near a small island. 

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15 minutes ago, Gulfsailor said:

I just heard two of the missing were found alive on Koh Tan, one of the nearby five islands. 

They did very well to find a small island at night whilst fighting big waves. Well done those folk. Sad about the others.

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