Miracle in the Gulf of Thailand: No casualties reported after ferry sinks

Interior Ministry everlasting secretary Sutthipong Julcharoen reported no casualties on the ferry that sank en route between Koh Samui and mainland Surat Thani yesterday.
The ferry sank at Don Sak pier after passengers and automobiles had left the vessel. No one was injured, based on the Interior Ministry.
Sutthipong revealed that the R10 ferry of Raja Ferry Co sank at a pier in mainland Don Sak district at about 10am on Sunday, Bangkok Post reported.
Strong waves drove the ferry towards the concrete pier, causing it to tilt after which sink to the seabed which was about four metres deep. Sutthipong said…
“No one was hurt as a end result of all passengers had already left the vessel.”
Sutthipong added that he additionally ordered officials in southern provinces that face the Gulf of Thailand to keep all boats onshore during rough seas for the safety of the basic public. Despite the incident, the port continued its companies as other piers remained operational.
Ferry, boat and ship sinkings in Thailand are not a new phenomenon. HTMS Sukhothai (FS-442) sank in December final December within the Gulf of Thailand after excessive winds and robust waves caused seawater to circulate into the warship. The flooding caused the engines to fail, and the pumps also grew to become unusable.
Sukhothai continued to tackle water until finally sank overnight. As of January 13, the Royal Thai Navy had rescued 76 sailors and located 24 useless. Five people remained lacking.
On February 5, 9 Swedish tourists survived after a long-tailed boat capsized in Krabi. The tourists were taking photos on one side of the boat. This tilted the boat which began taking up water and then lastly sunk. No problem were sporting life jackets and have been rescued by the authorities.
On January 25, a Malaysian mother and her six-year-old daughter weren’t as lucky. They died after a long-tail boat capsized in Krabi. The boat’s captain reported that sturdy waves hit the boat and caused it to capsize near the Hang Nak Cape in Ao Nang..

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