3 fishing boats capsize, 23 rescued in Sattahip


Three fishing boats capsized and 23 sailors were rescued when high waves hit Sattahip Bay during a late-season storm.

The Royal Thai Navy’s Tor 110 patrol boat came to the rescue of the Chok Krisana with seven fishermen on board after it capsized a kilometer of Koh Chuang Nov. 8. The Kangwarn Wari 4, with seven crewmembers, was rescued 16 kilometers from Koh Chuang by the Royal Chopphraya. And the Ruangarun, with a crew of nine, capsized 0 kilometers off Koh Chuang and was rescued by the Patrol 995 boat. All fishermen were rescued safely.

One of three fishing boats that sank during the storm.  All aboard were rescued safely.One of three fishing boats that sank during the storm.  All aboard were rescued safely.

The accidents came amidst swells that topped two meters in height, whipped up by a vicious storm that sent many fishing boats scurrying for safe harbor. Sattahip officials put out a warning not to sail and most boats took sanctuary at Chong Samae San village and in Bang Saray.