UPDATE: Koh Samui ferry capsize. 2 more found alive.

Photo of the Raja 4 which capsized on Saturday night whilst between Koh Samui and Don Sak pier

The body of the skipper of a capsized ferry has been recovered, whilst 2 others have been found. This leaves 3 people still missing.

Surat Thani governor Wichawut Jinto announced the latest info following the capsize of the Koh Samui car last night. The Raja 4 ferry was loaded with rubbish from the island, 3 10-wheel lorries and a pickup, heading for Don Sak pier on the Surat Thani mainland. About 2 nautical miles from Koh Samui the ferry ran into high waves whipped up by a sudden storm in the Gulf of Thailand, and the vessel capsized at about 10pm.

12 of the 16 passengers worked for Raja Ferry Plc, 11 crew and a saleswoman for the company. The other 4 passengers were drivers of the lorries and the pickup.

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