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One dead as Navy continues search for missing crew off Phuket

Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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The Navy search continues for the missing crew from the Bumrungthainawa 1. Photo: Royal Thai Navy

 

PHUKET: -- Three crewman have been rescued but one crewman has died after being plucked from rough seas off Phuket following their fishing boat being caught by storm conditions overnight.

 

The fishing boat P. Chokpaisan reported this morning (Aug 16) that it had recovered four crewman from fellow Phuket fishing boat Bumrungthainawa 1.

 

The Bumrungthainawa 1 disappeared in rough weather about two nautical miles southwest of Phromthep Cape, Phuket’s southernmost point, at about 8pm.

 

On board at the time were the captain and eight Myanmar migrant fishing crew.

 

The Royal Thai Navy this morning is continuing its search for the five missing crew, though the Bumrungthainawa 1 has been located and is already under tow back to Phuket.

 

The Navy rescue boat Tor 113 was dispatched to search for the Bumrungthainawa 1 last night, but was recalled at 1:30am after failing to find the vessel or any of its crew, said Capt Pongjak Uraiman, commanding officer of the Royal Thai Navy Air Squadron 3.

 

Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/one-dead-as-navy-continues-search-for-missing-crew-off-phuket-58704.php

 
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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2016-08-16

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I guess the captain did not read or hear about the recent bad weather warnings ...

 

Crewman paying the ultimate price ...

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