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Cargo ship ‘ran over and sank’ Phuket fishing boat

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Fishing boat in Koh Samet, Thailand

Fishing boat in Koh Samet, Thailand. Image: Philippe Gabriel.

PHUKET: Marine crime officers are currently investigating an incident involving the Vietnamese registered cargo ship Phuong Nam 69 after it allegedly ran over a local fishing boat in the sea off Phuket, sinking it.

Yesterday (January 13), Arom Sriim, 58, the owner of the fishing boat Wasana Waree reported to Phuket Marine Police that at 8:40am, while he was anchoring his boat 10 miles from Phuket International Airport, the cargo ship came at speed and crashed into the front of his boat, causing it to sink.

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