Six crew members remain missing at sea near Phuket

Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Sikorsky S-76B helicopter

A Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Sikorsky S-76B helicopter.

PHUKET, 7 July 2015 (NNT) – Six crew members of a capsized barge remain missing in the Andaman Sea as the Royal Thai Navy continues its search for survivors.

The barge, carrying construction materials and a backhoe, had an engine malfunction before being overwhelmed by strong waves near Koh Racha Yai island, 10 kilometers away from Phuket.

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National News Bureau of Thailand

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