Connect with us

Phuket

Cargo boat sinks off Phi Phi, crewman believed drowned

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published 

 on 

PHUKET: Marine Police are continuing their efforts to locate a crewman still missing from a cargo boat that sank in a storm two kilometers off Phi Phi Island yesterday afternoon.

The Sor Jatuporn was carrying goods from Ao Nang on the Krabi coast to Phi Phi Island when it was slammed by a storm, said Krabi Marine Police Inspector Chaiyasit Kancharoen.

The men were in the water for about 30 minutes before the rescue team arrived.

“We arrived at about 4pm,” Lt Col Chaiyasit said. “The weather was rough. Strong winds and waves hit the boat, causing it to sink.”

Marine Police pulled 14 survivors from the water, but one crewman, named by police only as “Mr Au”, remains missing.

Divers this morning descended on the wreck, lying on the seabed some 25 meters below the surface, to search for his body.

“Mr Au is the brother of one of the crew,” Lt Col Chaiyasit explained. “Apparently, he could not swim; we believe that his body may still be on the boat.”

Boat owner Torsak Praditcharoen, 59, explained that the Sor Jatuporn left the mainland at about 1:30pm.

“The boat was transporting consumer goods, such as food, drinks and other products, with Capt Seksan Changrua, 50, at the helm. One of the crew is Thai, the rest are Myanmar nationals,” he told the police.

Mr Torsak estimated the monetary cost of damage at about 2 million baht.

Marine Police confirmed that they were still investigating the specific reasons that the boat sank.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

Want more Thailand news from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📝️ Join the conversation on Thaiger Talk - discuss news & life in our Thailand forums
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

World9 mins ago

A bed in the sky: Shanghai opens world’s highest luxury hotel

Thailand17 mins ago

GMT Live | Bangkok Covid situation, Klongtoey slums, Sandbox squabbles

Coronavirus (Covid-19)35 mins ago

Covid-19 cluster found at children’s home outside Bangkok

Phuket Sandbox July 1st

days
hours
minutes
seconds

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Best of35 mins ago

Top 5 Floating Markets in Bangkok

Phuket1 hour ago

Phuket officials in last-minute scramble to fix sandbox hiccups

Tourism10 hours ago

TAT claims 1,500 travellers arriving in Phuket July 1

Coronavirus (Covid-19)12 hours ago

5 million Moderna vaccines for Thailand, half of expectation

Coronavirus (Covid-19)15 hours ago

Covid-19 round-up for expats 3: Are countries helping Thailand?

Coronavirus (Covid-19)15 hours ago

Covid-19 round-up for expats 2: Will your country give a vaccine?

Coronavirus (Covid-19)15 hours ago

Covid-19 round-up for expats 1: Should you travel to Thailand?

Thailand16 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Lockdown for BKK? Demonstrations back on, Pathum Thani shooter arrested

Thailand16 hours ago

Myth busted: Drinking alcohol does not kill Covid-19 – VIDEO

Phuket17 hours ago

Power outages coming to Kathu, again

Tourism17 hours ago

List of countries by Covid-19 risk level, classified by Thailand’s DDC

Thailand17 hours ago

Legalised marijuana up next? Courts get closer to legalising kratom

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending