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Garbage truck, pickup vehicle salvaged from sunken Raja 4 ferry

By THE NATION

 

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A garbage truck and a pickup vehicle that went down with the Raja 4 ferry at Koh Samui in Surat Thani was salvaged yesterday (September 22).

 

On August 1, the Raja 4, owned by the Raja Ferry Company, capsized at Samui island.

 

In an earlier attempt to salvage the ferry as well as the other vehicles on it, salvaging company MS Service used two cranes installed on two boats.

 

However, the operation was suspended for a few days due to strong winds and waves caused by tropical storm Noul.

 

The 18-wheel truck and pickup was lifted up and out of the sea yesterday.

 

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Before the operation, a net was used to cover the truck to prevent any garbage from spreading in the sea. Small boats were also stationed nearby to collect any trash that broke loose from the net.

 

The sunken ferry itself, which has now changed position in the sea, has not been salvaged yet.

 

Full story: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30395010

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-09-23
 
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17 hours ago, webfact said:

a net was used to cover the truck to prevent any garbage from spreading in the sea

That's good .

Just leave the sunken ferry where it is now ... it will become a home to fish and , may be , even corals ...

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2 hours ago, nobodysfriend said:

That's good .

Just leave the sunken ferry where it is now ... it will become a home to fish and , may be , even corals ...

After all the oil, gasoline and all the other nasty stuff a ship carries has destroyed most of the sea ???

... you ever think before you write ?

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On 9/23/2020 at 8:39 AM, webfact said:

The sunken ferry itself, which has now changed position in the sea, has not been salvaged

The longer it stays down there the more difficult it's going to be getting to the surface .. It's only scrap anyway now so they could cut it up where it is and retrieve the smaller sections as was the case with the M V Tricolour that sank in the English Channel early 2000's .. but that would need multi national contractors ( the Dutch are masters at marine salvage ) so maybe not .. 

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