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Thai fishermen stranded at sea off Somalia now returning home

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Thai fishing boat. Photo: SeaDave.


Some of the Thai fishermen stranded on two foreign-owned trawlers off the coast of Somalia have already returned to Thailand, while the rest are expected to be home in the next several days, thanks to work by the Labour and Foreign Affairs ministries.

Labour Minister Chatumongol Sonakul and Mr. Chatree Athananan, director-general of the Consular Affairs Department, told the media that Thai officials managed to contact only 42 out of the reported 50 Thai fishermen and, of these, four, who are all residents of the northeastern province of Surin, returned to Thailand on August 1st.

Full story: thaipbsworld.com

By Thai PBS World


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