Yai Beach in Koh Lanta

Yai Beach in Koh Lanta. Photo: Jens-Petter Salvesen.

20 people rescued as third dive boat sinks off Phuket

PHUKET: The Phuket News has learned that 15 French tourists were rescued after the dive boat they were on caught fire and sank around 60km southwest of Koh Lanta on February 1 – the third dive boat to sink in the past three weeks.

On board the MV Bunmee I liveaboard dive boat, owned by Kata-based French company Andaman Scuba, were 20 people – 15 French tourists ranging in age from 38 to 67, and five crew members.

Read more: thephuketnews.com

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