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45 tourists, crew rescued from sinking boat in Chumphon

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Ferry in Koh Larn, Pattaya

Ferry in Koh Larn, Pattaya, Thailand. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

CHUMPHON – A trawler helped bring 45 tourists and crew members to safety on Monday after their boat hit an object under the sea during a sightseeing trip to an island.

The Racha Chumphon boat lost control due to high waves and its bottom was cracked after hitting a hard object under water when it was about two kilometres off the coast in Pathiu district, Taweechai Choksamut, the marine office chief in the province said.

Full story: Bangkok Post


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