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Two men rescued after cargo boat sinks off Phi Phi

PHUKET: Two men were rescued after holding onto fuel drums for four hours after their cargo boat loaded with construction materials sank in heavy seas off Phi Phi Island yesterday afternoon (August 20).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 21 August 2015, 12:54PM


Capt Anan Buobthong, 49, and crewman Somporn Jindakorn, 52, survived by holding onto fuel drums. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Capt Anan Buobthong, 49, and crewman Somporn Jindakorn, 52, survived by holding onto fuel drums. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Rescue teams from the Royal Thai Navy, Jao Fa rescue and Lanta Noi rescue were dispatched to the scene, seven nautical miles off Phi Phi Island, after Marine Police received a call at 3:30pm reporting that the cargo boat Phonboon PhiPhidon was in distress.

“While officers were looking for the men, we received a report from a squid-fishing boat that they had rescued two men from the sea,” said Marine Police Inspector Lt Anurak Parinyasathirakul.

“Both men were taken to Koh Phai for first aid then to Phi Phi Hospital for treatment to prevent hypothermia.” Lt Anurak explained.

Capt Anan Buobthong, 49, said that the sea was still calm with small waves when he crewman Somporn Jindakorn, 52, left Krabi.

“The boat was slammed by three-metre waves near Koh Phai and sank,” he said. “We were held onto fuel drums and drifted for four hours before the squid-fishing boat found us.”

The cost of the boat lost to the sea and its cargo of 30 bags of cement, sand, concrete blocks and rocks, was estimated at about B700,000, said Lt Anurak.

 

 

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