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The Trang Harbour Office says the operation to retrieve 16 containers that fell off a cargo ship in the sea off Trang province would resume again tomorrow (Monday).

Commander Chatkul Wanitchanat, director of the Trang Harbour Office, says the operator of the MV.NP Love Gistic 2 ship could not find a crane on the barge to pull the containers out of the sea hence fishing boats will be needed to tow them instead.

But the operation would have to be wait until Monday when the rough seas caused by strong monsoon are expected to return to normal.

The MV.NP Love Gistic 2 left the Na Klua Pier in Trang’s Kantang district to deliver processed rubber wood to Malaysia when the accident occurred.

Trang shipping container retrieval will resume tomorrow | News by Thaiger

When it was in the sea between Koh Lao Liang and Koh Takian in Trang’s Paliang district, its rudder system malfunctioned causing it to go adrift. The ship tilted when it was hit by giant waves, toppling the 16 containers into the sea.

Seven containers were later found washed ashore on Koh Sukorn in Paliang while another container ruptured and sank. The others were still floating in the seas.

Chatkul said officials had marked the location of the sunk container with buoys to retrieve it later.

He said fishing boats would be used to tow the containers to the nearest piers for the cargo ship to pick them up later. The entire operation would be completed no later than July 26, he added.

STORY: The Nation

 

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